The Blair years were clearly not a problem for Danczuk. But the Corbyn ones certainly are: in his latest Sun column - the Mail On Sunday having found him expendable - he invoked the struggle of the International Brigades against Francisco Franco, the downing of Black Hawk helicopters in Somalia, the massacres in Rwanda, and of course the Third Reich, as reasons why the UK should drop bombs on part of Syria.
That is, until a Guardian article from 1994, with the by-line of Peter Hetherington, is unearthed. Here, readers are told “Among the old mill terraces of East Lancashire, in Labour’s most marginal constituency, the faintest stirrings of dissent can be detected among some party activists … Simon Danczuk insists that voters in Rossendale and Darwen - a former Tory seat that Labour hold with a majority of 120 - are a touch uneasy about the inevitability of a Tony Blair leadership”.
I suppose Blair could be called "moderate" if that's how you designate someone who orders illegal military action that leads to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and the destruction of societies centuries older than our own.
I wouldn't call Danksuck a moderate though. He's more of a hypocritical opportunist gobshite. You know, like the tories, "new" Labour, UKIP and the libdems.
It's noticeable that his propaganda clerks equivalents are in no hurry to report innocent casualties of bombing, while all the time depicting the carnage as some sort of enjoyable computer game.
But each day brings us nearer to a consensual Enough Is Enough. At which point people like Danksuck will find themselves in the same historical category as all the others who have betrayed the founding principles of the Labour Party......let alone ordinary decency and fairness.
Is Danczuk trying to be deliberately obtuse? Corbyn didn't go to a gutter tabloid on a weekly basis to trash the party from day 1 to infinity.
@ I Reject FPTP.
I'd be careful with that word "obtuse."
Remember what happened to Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption.
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