Stella Creasy has attempted to shut down comment on Al Jazeera’s footage of her partner Dan Fox – a former Labour Friends of Israel director – meeting with at least one hardline right-winger with EDL associations.
Ms Creasy tweeted a statement that she said will be her ‘last word’ on the matter, claiming that Al Jazeera were being misogynist by not contacting her for comment on Fox’s associations:
The comment triggered a prize response from one of her constituents – and a series of other on-point replies:
And ‘Mrs Gee’ suggested that Ms Creasy would soon be telling people not to contact her about the matter, although that seems to be implied in Creasy’s original tweet anyway:
And ‘@Iwastoldofgin’ pointed out a certain irony given the absolutely horrendous and fictitious smear campaign to which Jeremy Corbyn and others were subjected over a period of years
In 2018 Mr Fox was forced to apologise for his ‘abusive and racist’ tweet about black Jewish left-winger Jackie Walker. Shortly afterward, Skwawkbox revealed that Creasy was challenged by colleagues and criticised by constituents for sending a ‘racist advert’ to a parliamentary WhatsApp group.
In 2009, Creasy observed that then opposition leader David Cameron should be judged by the ‘resolutely right-wing’ ‘company he keeps’. In 2022, it seems the principle has shifted somewhat.
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