Alleged comments made as Labour right escalates war on left
Labour right-winger Wes Streeting has been accused of using violent rhetoric of the right being ‘up to our knees in blood’, in an article about the right’s purge of the party’s left majority.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Streeting told a Shadow Cabinet meeting that:
Every day, we should drag a sacred cow of our party to the town market place and slaughter it until we are up to our knees in blood.
The Mail also linked the comment to Starmer’s plan to ‘punish’ Angela Rayner for calling Tories ‘homophobic, racist, misogynist scum’ during a recent speech.
At the same time, the right – including their allies in the so-called ‘liberal’ media – has shamelessly attempted to paint the left as the ones using violent rhetoric, in the wake of the murder of Tory MP Sir David Amess, even though police ruled out any link to social media comments.
Shamelessly, because it is the right that has incited, from Margaret Hodge’s nonsensical and calculated ‘f***ing antisemite and racist’ to Jeremy Corbyn to the Mail’s comparison of Corbyn to a vampire that must be slain.
In 2018, Streeting ‘shouted in the face’ of black colleague and then-Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, leaving her ‘shell-shocked’ in what onlookers described as ‘disgusting’ and ‘disgraceful’ behaviour. He subsequently denied doing so and threatened Skwawkbox with legal action, but did not follow through on his threat after Skwawkbox stood by its reporting.
Mr Streeting has been asked to confirm whether he used the words quoted by the Mail.
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