Labour ‘leader’s Twitter output makes no room for MP acquitted after ‘malicious’ prosecution
More than 24 hours after Apsana Begum’s acquittal on ‘malicious’ charges, Labour ‘leader’ Keir Starmer has still not said a word, up to the time of writing, to congratulate her or even to welcome the verdict, despite Begum having to reveal details in the course of the of trial of domestic abuse that she suffered.
Starmer, a former Director of Public Prosecutions, has found time to tweet:
- congratulations to Tory PM Boris Johnson on expecting yet another child to the woman he married after an alleged affair while his then-wife was battling cancer
- blather about the British Olympic team’s medals
- more blather about the British Olympic team’s medals
since the verdict was announced. The disparity in Starmer’s output has not gone unnoticed:
Begum has said that her prosecution was ‘driven by malice’. But since Labour officials were reportedly hanging around the courtroom like vultures yesterday ready to announce the selection contest among right-wingers to replace Ms Begum and looked disappointed when she was acquitted, perhaps it’s no great surprise that her party’s notional former-prosecutor leader has kept quiet.
Well, on that topic at least if not on much else.
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