Daft Labour MP’s Farcical Security Briefing Gaffe

A Labour MP has been condemned as “shameful” for making inaccurate claims about today’s meeting with the National Security Adviser. Lou Haigh, who is amusingly Corbyn’s Shadow Digital Minister, claimed that the Adviser had disputed the government’s number of 70,000 moderate rebels in Syria. She was quickly corrected and condemned by her Labour colleague Stephen Doughty:

The big question is whether or not the briefing was in private. Colleagues suggest that Lou, a close friend of Tom Watson, may not be the sharpest tool in the box. She did nominate Corbyn after all…




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