Watson’s ‘fake news czar’…peddles fake news

The SKWAWKBOX

You couldn’t make it up. The Labour right is always ready to be a parody of itself, from the ‘chicken coup’ to the huge ‘purge‘ of pro-Corbyn voters during the latest leadership campaign, to false allegations of antisemitism, to the hideous ‘revolt‘ that supported the bombing of innocent women and children in Yemen, there appear to be no depths of baseness or of ridiculousness that they won’t plumb.

A collective ‘Doctor Evil’, if you will. But this about takes the biscuit.

A week ago, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson decided he had the authority to instigate an inquiry into ‘fake news’ – although it was very clear that his agenda was really to target inconvenient ‘alternative’ news sources, even those with excellent editorial standards.

To head this exercise, he appointed Michael Dugher – an avowed anti-Corbyn MP with a proud record of writing in appalling right-wing rags…

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