Thursday, January 23, 2020

The MSM Is The Typhoid Mary Of Politics

Congratulations to Jess Philips, who's become the latest member of the Ex-Future Prime Ministers of Britain Club. She joins such luminaries as Rory Stewart, Chuckup Ummah and Ken Clarke.

Just like the old line about the operation being a complete success but the patient dying, they all managed to win the support of Fleet Street, but lost the whole rest of the Monopoly board.
It’s the kind of thing that’s rather easier to say when you know you’re not going to win the contest – she had failed so far to secure any nominations from affiliated organisations including trade unions or from constituency Labour parties, which suggested that the membership was not particularly enthusiastic about her, despite apparently recognising her more than rival Lisa Nandy.
Say, it's almost like her media coverage was completely out of proportion to her actual support.

And then there's this bit:
The absence of [support from the shop worker's union], plus information the campaign had gathered privately about the membership’s response to Phillips, meant it wasn’t right to carry on.
Heh. Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall at that briefing? I'm guessing she went full Downfall.

But at least her campaign bowed out with dignity and didn't resort to cheap attempts to try and spin her as a victim.

Just kidding!
In a candid video message to supporters the 38-year-old, who has been subjected to horrific abuse from Corbynistas online over the past year or more, admitted that she could not bring the various wings of the party together.

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

"...despite apparently recognising her more than rival Lisa Nandy."

I suspect it was what they recognised her FOR that was the real issue!