The entirely fabricated ‘Traingate’ scandal is far more important that the Conservative government’s sinister plan to abolish our human rights, it has been decided.
Despite Justice Secretary Liz Truss announcing that the government intends to repeal the Human Rights Act, the continuing efforts of the Tories to dismantle the NHS, and the numerous scandals engulfing the Conservative Party, most of the mainstream media have decided that a lie told by Virgin Trains to smear Jeremy Corbyn should be reported as fact and given top billing.
A spokesman for the BBC said:
The public has a right to see the latest made-up smear against Jeremy Corbyn presented as though it’s the truth. In comparison, the abolition of human rights and privatisation of the NHS are really quite uncontroversial because the public explicitly voted for those things at the 2015 general election.
And as state broadcaster, the BBC is legally obliged to present Conservative government propaganda uncritically, while doing as much as possible to undermine the Labour opposition.
Ben Bradshaw, Blairite MP for Exeter, told Off The Perch:
The Tories may be removing our human rights and privatising the NHS, but smearing Jeremy Corbyn is hugely more important than those trivial issues.
I literally jumped for joy when Angela Eagle texted me to say Virgin Trains had illegally released CCTV footage along with some lies about the train not being full, possibly at the behest of Richard Branson himself.
Richard Branson is my hero, actually. I mean, he’s basically a Bond villain who lives on a private island, spending all day hatching sinister schemes to rip-off the UK taxpayer, or to destroy the NHS.
What’s not to like about that?
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