Most of those in the acting profession keep their politics to themselves, and after seeing the latest nocturnal Twitter ramblings from Labour supporter turned Labour basher Frances Barber, it is not hard to see why. She has taken the news of 20 men being convicted over the grooming of young girls in the Huddersfield area as her latest excuse to project all the resulting ills directly on to Jeremy Corbyn.
But she is prepared to speak up for one Labour MP, Sarah Champion, who represents Rotherham. If only she could get her facts in a line when doing her defending. As has happened before, her thoughts come tumbling out in a stream of incoherent half-truths and downright falsehoods. But it is all capital entertainment value.
“It must be hard to cling onto @UKLabour membership at the moment. Anti women, anti Semitic, orders to Front Bench not to attend #peoplesmarch, Trans with no surgery as women’s officers being revolting on social media, sacked @SarahChampionMP fully vindicated for her concerns”. Oh, folly folly! Francie Barbload in Tweety flollop!
One Labour member tried to engage with her on the Trans comments. She should not have bothered. “Ian Huntley is now a woman. Happy with that?” What? What’s that got to do with Labour? What was she on about? Again, best not to have asked. “Because it’s@UKLabour policy. Not up to speed?” What Ian Huntley does is Labour policy?
Moving right along, the next phase of the meltdown was threats. After another Labour member responded “I’m very happy with my Labour membership. Have you been at the koolaid?” [subtle by comparison] Ms Barber retorted “Do you remotely think this will get your Messiah into number 10? Your abuse is being monitored. Be careful”. Considering she has admitted being pissed while Tweeting in the past, she has no room to talk.
Then it was on to Ms Champion. “MP’s are supposed to represent us & reflect our opinions & concerns for their constituents. @SarahChampionMP did. Got sacked by Corbyn & his misogyny for expressing her deep concerns about child abuse. Today she is a champion. Thankyou Sarah”. No. She left the Labour front bench after unwisely putting her name to an article in the Murdoch Sun, which was then used by the deeply unpleasant Trevor Kavanagh to justify his “Muslim Problem” piece. Facts, Frances, facts.
Facts? Sorry, she was too busy blaming Jezza for the Huddersfield case. “Corbyn sacked @SarahChampionMP for highlighting this abhorrent peodophilia [sic]. He’s always on the right side of History”. He really, really didn’t. But worse was to come.
“Ann Cryer screamed this years ago. She was ignored too. Rotherham report 'reduced me to tears', says MP who exposed abuse decade ago”. In fact, Ms Cryer, having had no success with the same Police force now coming under scrutiny for their initial response to the Huddersfield abuse, worked with the then Labour Government to have grooming made a criminal offence, and later five of those who had been identified as abusing young girls in her Keighley constituency were jailed. Corbyn was not involved. Not even slightly.
Many agencies have failed young and vulnerable girls recently. None of them are called the Labour Party. And none of them are headed by Jeremy Corbyn. End of story.
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