Hack recently accused of phone-hacking ignores facts, gets reminder
Lee Harpin – the ‘journalist’ recently accused in court of phone-hacking and responsible for a string of libellous articles – has tried to pour cold water on this week’s overwhelming vote by Islington North Labour members telling Keir Starmer they have no interest in whatever drone he might try to impose on them.
The ‘CLP’ passed a motion supporting their MP Jeremy Corbyn and demanding the right to choose their own candidate by 98% to 2% – the 2% was an abstention – but Harpin tried to dismiss this as a tiny fraction of the constituency’s membership.
No doubt Keir Starmer will have hated the result and want it downplayed. However, any journalist could easily find out – as Skwawkbox noted in its article about the vote – that the CLP uses a structure that means every person at the meeting was a delegate chosen by hundreds of others to represent them at the meeting. Left-wing writer Saul Staniforth schooled the libellous hack:
There are always receipts.
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