Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched legal action against Tory councillor Paul Nickersen after Nickersen tweeted a doctored image portraying Corbyn laying a wreath for the suicide bomber who attacked Liverpool Women’s Hospital last week.
Nickersen deleted his tweet and ‘unconditionally’ apologised, but the damage had been done and Corbyn’s lawyers are on the case.
In 2018, Tory MP Ben Bradley was forced to tweet a grovelling apology, with a request for readers to ‘retweet’, after claiming Corbyn had spied for a foreign power. It became the Tories’ most ‘successful’ tweet ever. Bradley also paid a sum to charity in compensation.
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