Thoroughly and often
Centrist Labour MP Chris Bryant has spent the day getting owned very thoroughly on Twitter – and yet continuing to dig even deeper. When writer Alan MacLeod took Bryant to task over his awful tweet about the new leftist government in Peru, Bryant decided to try to be clever – and it backfired big-time:
Now most people would probably cut their losses at this point, but Bryant decided to press on:
By this point, others were joining in:
MacLeod simply continued pointing to some of his expertise on South American politics:
When MacLeod pointed out that successive British governments, including Blair’s, had funded the repression of Colombian civilians, Bryant indignantly denied it – but there was no shortage of people queuing up to put him right:
Bryant then resorted to cutting and pasting the same tweet in response to the numerous respondents backing MacLeod, but MacLeod’s supporters were in fine low:
But the tweet of the day must have been MacLeod’s closing comment:
Skwawkbox supports public ownership, including of Chris Bryant.
But on a far more serious note, the history of the left in South America is a history of interference, sabotage and downright aggression by a US determined not to see socialism succeed in what it regards as its back yard, whether in Venezuela, Chile, Colombia or any other South American nation, or in Cuba in the Caribbean.
Readers who want to know more could do far worse than to read MacLeod’s writings, or those of John McEvoy who also appears above.
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