That Andy Burnham is the front runner in the Labour leadership contest has been underscored yet again today, as the right-wing press and its cheerleaders have gone after him once more. Leading the charge today have been the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog, who have found a most original way of putting the boot into the Leigh MP, and that is by lying.
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The Fawkes folks saying something that is blatantly untrue is, sadly, not news, but it does show the desperation of those who claim the Tories would love to have Burnham leading Labour, while wanting to deploy any tactic going in order to stop him (a desperation which has seen fresh urgency, after the loathsome Toby Young’s not-so-clever idea of signing up as a Labour supporter to vote for Jeremy Corbyn came unstuck yesterday).
[UPDATE 1830 hours: Master Cole, you understand, does not, repeat does not, repeat DOES NOT look in on Zelo Street, and takes no notice whatsoever of anything posted here.
So it is entirely coincidental that the Fawkes rabble's post accusing Andy Burnham of benefiting from a "Union stitch-up" has been edited in an effort to remove Cole's blatant lie.
The problem is, Fawkes people, I wouldn't trust any of you any further than I could chuck you, and so took a screen shot, just in case. This is the first effort, with "Elected to Parliament in union stitch-up" clearly visible.
And here's the edited version, with that changed to "Elected to Parliament in stitch-up", which is still a blatant lie - it's just a marginally different one than that first alleged.
Cole and his pals can't even get away with trying to edit their way out of trouble. Another fine mess, once again]