I say, you press cheppies, there's a good crowd, go and put the boot into that Labour fellow over thyah! Jolly good sheow!!
The blaming of Corbyn, and more generally Labour, has taken many forms. The perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog have run a post suggesting that three Trades Unions which donate to Labour dodged tax, but as so often, they fail to pony up a shred of evidence. Staines’ former tame gofer, the Sun’s alleged “Westminster correspondent” Harry Cole fares little better at the Sun.for his claim that Jezza has the Morning Star delivered to his Commons office, but the story falls flat as he concedes that Corbyn has all the other papers delivered too - like the one in which his drivel has appeared. But these are a mere warm-up for the main event, kicking Corbyn for Dave’s Panama embarrassment, and it’s Cole’s paper that puts the boot in with today’s editorial.
“JEREMY Corbyn’s call for an investigation into the Camerons’ tax arrangements is the sort of cynical political opportunism he claims to hate … He’s done his best to hide it by insisting he’s not just picking on the PM’s late father - because he wants every Briton mentioned in the leaked Panama Papers investigated … That’s nonsense. Nearly 11 million documents were leaked. It would take months - if not years - to comb through them, cost a fortune and tell us little we don’t already know” rant the Murdoch doggies.
And the Murdoch mafia wanting people to “look over there” where tax avoidance is concerned is only going to increase suspicion that they, too, have something to hide, as well as reinforcing the impression that by taking the focus off Cameron, it makes it all the easier for the PM to do his usual trick of shrugging off the problem, while coming out of it smelling of roses. For which the press will want yet more favours.
Corbyn is only doing the job he was elected to do. That part of the media is suggesting that he’s done something wrong tells you all you need to know about how hard a time they are really giving David Cameron - or not.