Rentoul plumbs new depths and suggests that wherever his head has been the last few months, the sun hasn’t been shining
‘Centrist’ pro-Starmer hack John Rentoul has plumbed new depths – and ‘that’s saying summat’, as a Yorkshireman might put it.
Yorkshire left Labour MP Jon Trickett published a list of ways that Labour could appeal to voters – as opposed to Keir Starmer’s disastrous lack of opposition – in the wake of a disastrous by-election and unfolding local election results. There’s not much for anyone with brain cells to argue with – Trickett simply listed all the areas the Tories have failed, abused or even killed people:
But Rentoul took exception to this simple message – and apparently couldn’t think of anything better to attack than Trickett’s use of the ‘Kill the Bill’ protest slogan. The hack decided that it is about ‘murdering police officers’:
As even idiots must be aware after prolonged and high-profile protests, ‘Kill the Bill’ refers to the Tories’ racist and anti-democratic ‘Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill‘, which aims to criminalise protests as well as the whole way of life of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) people, by classifying them as a public nuisance punishable by ten years in prison.
Surely only the wilfully idiotic or someone who has spent most of this year with their head firmly inserted where the sun don’t shine – perhaps the nether regions of a certain Labour non-leader – could think it means murdering police officers.
Yet John Rentoul went there. Desperation is the mother of strange decisions.
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