Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Bull Ring, Indeed

More on the Jess Phillips person, whose resigned boss, never mind herself, would not have been a research assistant to any of the great Labour Cabinet Ministers of the 1940s, the 1960s or the 1970s.

Phillips has been tweeting that John McDonnell missed a division on the Finance Bill in order to address yesterday's rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn.

That rally attracted at least 10,000 people at 24 hours' notice, with hundreds attending simultaneous events in other cities.

Although impressive enough in itself, 10,000 was the Police estimate, so the real figure will have been far higher.

A week on Saturday, a quarter of a million will hear Corbyn at the Durham Miners' Gala. Even the Police will give a figure well into six figures.

But the main point is this. Phillips's claim was a lie. McDonnell did no such thing.

He addressed that rally, and he participated in that division. Yet she refuses to recant or apologise in any way.

She complains of incivility at that rally, as she has done at other times.

But her own sole claim to fame is that she once told a woman who was old enough to be her mother to "fuck off".

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