It’s only two weeks until #PositiveTwitterDay on Friday, August 27, so this tale of trolling Twitter accounts HatfieldHandball and EnfieldVoice is timely. They were originally created to advertise the now-failed Hatfield Handball club, yet are now being used to troll Ilford South MP Sam Tarry’s political enemies. Guido wonders if keen handball player Ben Maloney – who happens to work as Sam Tarry’s Chief of Staff – might know who is behind these anonymous accounts…
In 2021 the HatfieldHandball account accused Sam Tarry’s opponent, in the Ilford South selection, Jas Athwal, of corruption:
.@Jas_Athwal must have sweaty palms after reading this, given this was his right-hand crony.— HatfieldHandball (@HertsHandball) January 4, 2021
They were even caught handing out fake Labour Party membership cards together during the 2019 parliamentary candidate selection.
Will you be visiting him in the clink, Jas?