- Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:27 am
It was clearly a groping-for-the-right word stumble rather than a full blooded Nick Griffin, which nevertheless sounded bad. Ash Sarkar of Novara Media (quelle surpise) jumped on it immediately, and the rest of The Cult piled on, in what must be said was some rather unseemly and desperate haste. You do wonder whether they'd have clutched their pearls quite so fiercely had Angela Smith still been a Labour MP.
I think it's instructive to compare and contrast the way Angela Smith immediately fronted up and apologised for what she had said with the way Corbyn unconvincingly claimed that he didn't call May a "stupid woman" and said "stupid people" - when he'd have been much better off just apologising and moving on.
"The opportunity to serve our country. That is all we ask." John Smith, Leader of the Labour Party, 10 May 1994.