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Horrific racist and misogynist abuse forces Webbe to lock Twitter account

Filth pours out at black MP who is appealing conviction

MP Claudia Webbe has been forced to lock her Twitter account after her conviction in a ‘love triangle’ incident emboldened an outpouring of racist and misogynist filth toward her.

Webbe is appealing her conviction in a magistrate’s court on what appears, from reports, to be a case built on accusation rather than evidence.

But the appeal has given no pause to the racists and woman-haters, who have flooded her Twitter with the vilest comments, of which just a few examples are shown below:

After Ms Webbe set her new tweets to allow only people she follows or mentioned to reply, the racists took to responding to her old tweets to get around the setting with their venom, forcing her to lock her account so that only people she approves can respond. Racists and other critics then switched to using the fact she had locked her account to attack her.

The poison of racism is never far below the surface in this country. Yet the magistrate who convicted Webbe recently allowed a neo-nazi fan of murderer Anders Breivik, charged with terror-related offences, to walk free because teachers said the young man’s A-level results might be good.

The Labour right has wasted no time in shamefully trying to exploit the situation. After the party machine publicly called for Webbe to resign within minutes of the verdict and despite the appeal, this morning one of the main faces of the right-wing ‘Labour First’ pressure group announced she had made a complaint to the party because Jeremy Corbyn had offered a character witness for Webbe during the trial, because standing with someone accused but not yet proven guilty is ‘unacceptable’.

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