The nonsense of Smeeth’s ‘name & shame’ demand

The SKWAWKBOX

So, Labour MP Ruth Smeeth is all over BBC News again promoting an anti-Semitism slur against Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters – this time claiming that Jeremy Corbyn should be ‘naming and shaming’ the ‘worst perpetrators’ of online abuse.

The demand comes after an anonymous account claiming to be that of a Corbyn supporter apparently (I haven’t seen it) directed hideous abuse at Ms Smeeth online.

I’ll just let you digest that sentence for a second.

I’m sure, like me, it didn’t take you very long to twig that there is no logic whatever in demanding that Jeremy Corbyn ‘name and shame’ an anonymous abuser. He’s the leader of the Labour party, not a policeman with expertise in cracking anonymous identities – and indeed, abuse and threats online are – of course – a police matter.

Jeremy Corbyn’s available actions are:

  1. Make publicly clear that you condemn any abuse
  2. That’s…

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