In week 97th Hillsborough victim’s death confirmed, writing for the S*n is disgusting and inexcusable
Right-wing Labour MP Wes Streeting has just returned to work following cancer treatment. On Socialist Telly on Sunday, Skwawkbox congratulated him on his recovery.
But Streeting has chosen to celebrate being cancer-free by writing for the S*n ‘newspaper’ on his second day back – to regurgitate an old Tony Blair slogan:
Streeting’s ‘tough on crime’ slogan is an exact and tired repeat of Blair’s hollow spouting from almost thirty years ago – hardly anything worth running to the press about at all, let alone to the rag known as the ‘Scum’ for its appalling standards and its targeting of victims.
Liverpool MP Ian Byrne was rightly furious – and has demanded an opportunity to have his say in front of assembled Labour MPs:
The outrage was not limited to Ian Byrne. Unite’s Howard Beckett also condemned Streeting’s move:
Already, hundreds of Liverpudlians and others have also reacted with justified outrage:
Andrew Devine, who suffered life-changing injuries in the Hillsborough disaster, died last week and a coroner has ruled that he was unlawfully killed – raising the number of Hillsborough victims to 97. The S*n disgustingly printed a series of vile smears against the victims of that disaster.
The rag also attacked efforts to clear the wrongly-convicted ‘Birmingham Six’ and the High Court has been told that the phone-hacking that resulted in the closure of its sister paper had also been also rife at the S*n, which saw four of its journalists arrested on suspicion of phone-hacking and bribery.
This is the publication for which Streeting has opted to write – along with a string of right-wing Labour and union figures, despite Murdoch’s union-busting history. Skwawkbox is happy for Mr Streeting’s recovery – but clearly his improvement has only been physical and not political. His action in writing for the Scum is disgusting and inexcusable.
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