"A hotel in Luton was forced to cancel a planned campaign event for Ms Eagle today after receiving threats." The hotel manager has contacted local BBC radio to say that they received NO threats and the reason they cancelled the event is that Eagle's team didn't inform them it was a political event and the hotel has a policy of not holding political events. So, if her team are lying about the hotel incident, it's very hard to believe them about this brick incident.
Nothing to do with the labour party. Brick through window in Merseyside is hardly worth reporting.
The thing that doesn't add up for me apart from the broken glass being on the outside of the building, which has been touched on in other comments is the presence of Jane Kennedy the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner. Jane Kennedy speaking from outside of the broken window proclaimed it to be an attack on Democracy; now why would a Police and Crime Commissioner be attending in an official capacity an incident of as yet only proved to be vandalism ? Has she sacked the Police Force ?
If the glass is on the outside of the building (as in the picture above [see article]), the brick can only have been thrown from inside the building.
Before looking at the alleged breaking of a window at Angela Eagles Constituency office let me tell you a little about myself. I lived in Wallasey for 25 years and passed the office most days. My children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren still live in Wallasey and Ms Eagle is their MP.
Demographic of the Constituency office.
Ms Eagles office is adjacent to the car park for Liscard Shopping Centre. The Royal oak pub is directly opposite and two further pubs to the left and the right are no more than 50-100 yards away. It is an area known for trouble and vandalism and this can be checked by FOI. Ms Eagles office is contained within a building with 4-5 other businesses in situ.
When I lived in Wallasey (I left in 2008) there were many incidents of shop windows being broken and many of incidents of wing mirrors being kicked off or body work scratched and car badges taken. My home was broken into and invaded on two separate occasions. It is a poor area with a high incidence of drug use. I therefore found it strange that Ms Eagle, Jane Kennedy (Merseyside Police Commissioner and the whole of the press immediately ‘knew’ the broken glass at Sherlock House was firstly an attack on Ms Eagle, and secondly it had been carried out by a Corbyn Supporter.
There are many variables as to why the window had been broken, vandalism, drunkenness or dissatisfaction with one on the four occupants occupying the premises. However we were told almost immediately the broken window was a Corbyn supporter. Jane Kennedy went so far as to call it a ‘cowardly act’ and informs she will dispatch personal to protect the premises.
As a former resident of Wallasey who endured burglaries, and vandalism a number of times I find Ms Kennedy’s sycophant behaviour inexcusable and left me very angry. Where was her voice speaking out for me and countless other real victims in Wallasey?
The media have been complicit in this ridiculous story of the ‘Curious case of the Broken Window’; lazy downright shabby reporting by media establishments that should know better. In November 2015 the Liscard Christmas tree was vandalised; the tree no more than 50-100 metres away from Eagles office. Did Jeremy Corbyn’s Supporters vandalise the tree? Rake Lane Cemetery 150 metres from Eagles office vandalised, again did Corbyn Supporters have a hand in that? It now transpires it was a window in the shared stairwell and not Miss Eagles office at all.It’s all been a concocted fairy story given credibility by a lazy media.
She must have been getting tips from our MP Murray.ReplyDelete
He claimed (very loudly),during the GE that his constituency office had been vandalised by SNP supporters and it turned out to be only a wee thing (some grafitti that hadn't been cleaned off for some time).
Must be part of the British Labour party training manual.
When you're losing the argument,accuse your opponent of Brutish behaviour.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
I suppose she's diverting the discussion from her voting record, which is less than "Labour".Delete
As you say, the tactic seems to be their fallback position.
She will lose because she is basically crap and would get destroyed by May on a weekly basis. I think she is a patsy to be honest, if Corbyn wins, which he might, they will bide their time until they get someone like Benn or the other Miliband back. The left in the party need to hold firm, the Blairites are spooked and if they play it right they could force them out rather than give them another chance next year. They are all losers and Eagle is a clown.
Well as McDonnell said, they're incompetent to put it mildly.Delete
First all this, then there's two of them to split the right wing vote. They've alienated even some centrists with their lies and smears when the country is in crisis. They are handing May an easy ride.
They'll surely lose. But I think you're right. I think the other Miliband will come back, be given a safe seat and probably win. In which case, heaven help the UK.
Just hope we are gone by that time.