From Evolve Politics: The Conservative Party have once again attempted to take the British public for fools after bigging themselves up for implementing a new law that they had nothing to do with.
Writing on Twitter, the Conservative Press Office proudly announced that: “We are introducing new rules to protect package holidaymakers and save customers tens of millions of pounds.”
However, almost immediately after posting their tweet, the Tory Press Office were inundated with numerous exasperated responses pointing out that, far from this being anything to do with the Conservative government, it was actually an EU Directive.
This is far from the first time this year that the Tory government have been caught out claiming credit for EU laws.
From YouTube: The BBC’s Andrew Neil – not exactly noted for being hostile to the Tory Party – demolishes the Corbyn spy claims.
Professor Michael Rosen comments on the footage: “btw I think the fact that Andrew Neil gave that Tory MP such a roasting represents a crisis amongst Tories. Neil is a Tory and is angry that his party is screwing up. His rage at the MP was not the rage of someone who is angry about what the story was trying to do to Corbyn, but why is ‘my party’ behaving so badly, ineptly, and so obviously in such a gutter press, muck-sticks fashion. He is in effect, saying ‘We have to be better than this, and I’m showing you how.'”
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.”
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.