There’s much outrage today on social media over an article on the website of the hard-right Progress faction, by a self-confessed ‘spin-doctor’, that attacks possible future left-wing Labour leadership candidates, for its snobby, sneering attitude toward northern – and particularly female – MPs. Which is true, it’s vile.
But if you read the article carefully, it does not show its author to be a snob – just a hideous excuse for a human being.
Sure, the writer scoffs at the excellent Becky Long-Bailey’s ‘sociology degree from Manchester Polytechnic‘ and Angela Rayner’s council-estate origins and departure from school without qualifications – but it’s really just naked opportunism: whatever the sleaze thinks he can use to attack a potential future leader that the Blairites wouldn’t like is used without a moment’s concern for humanity, let alone integrity.
The article is pathetic, so rather than quote longer sections…
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