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Who ever could have imagined that Richard Branson, an owner of a privatised train company with a personal net worth of $5 billion, would have a motive to smear Jeremy Corbyn?
From The Guardian: Labour has accused the Conservatives of creating “fake news” after a Tory attack video that went viral was edited to show Jeremy Corbyn refusing to condemn the IRA, when in fact the Labour leader said: “I condemn all the bombing by the loyalists and the IRA.”
The 85-second montage of Corbyn’s quotes has been circulating online for the last week and has been viewed 5.3m times, three times more than any other political campaign video. The Conservatives are also paying Facebook to insert it into people’s news feeds. It is subtitled: “On June 9th, this man could be Prime Minister. We can’t let that happen.”
It includes a clip from Corbyn’s appearance on Sky News last month when interviewer Sophy Ridge asked whether he could “condemn unequivocally the IRA”. The Labour leader said: “Look, bombing is wrong, all bombing is wrong, of course I condemn it.” Ridge responded: “But you’re condemning all bombing, can you condemn the IRA without equating it to.” Corbyn said: “No.”
The clip was cut off there but the full quote was: “No, I think what you have to say is all bombing has to be condemned and you have to bring about a peace process. Listen, in the 1980s Britain was looking for a military solution, it clearly was never going to work. Ask anyone in the British army at the time … I condemn all the bombing by the loyalists and the IRA.”
Here’s a 30-second video correction to May’s claim, via The Tories Are Killing Britain…
From Evolve Politics: A Conservative Party ‘Information Officer’ has been exposed distributing a widely-shared fake image of Jeremy Corbyn on Facebook in a supposed attempt to embarrass the Labour leader.
The Conservative ‘staffer’, Suzan Walsh, posted an image of Jeremy Corbyn on the doorstep to the group.
However, thanks to fantastic investigative work from the independent blog Skwawkbox, it has now emerged that the photo of Jeremy Corbyn is a bona fide fake, with the source of the forgery allegedly emanating from Conservative Party ’employee’, Walsh.
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