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Above is a YouGov poll which found that only 26% of Labour voters disapprove of bombing Syria, this rises to 58% of Labour members and 72% of Corbyn backing Labour members. Yet somehow the Corbynistas have counted a sample of 1,900 responses out of 107,875 they got back from an email burst and found 75% of members oppose the RAF bombing ISIS in Syria. How can this be?
Well it all depends who is doing the counting. Guido is told by a source inside Labour HQ that the counting was done by the new digital chief, Ben Soffa. Who is Ben?
Ben is a new Corbynista appointee, his previous job was spinning for the militant TSSA union, before that he was spinning for the CND, did digital stuff for Hacked Off and was the secretary of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. An impartial counter of votes, really?
The Corbynista takeover of Labour HQ continues. Ben Soffa, the man who ran the digital side of Corbyn’s leadership campaign, has been appointed Labour’s new Head of Digital. When the job was advertised last month potential applicants were offered a bumper salary of £61,419.83 plus an annual fixed sum allowance of £2,287. Soffa’s previous job was doing comms for the militant TSSA union, before that he was a press officer for the CND, did online campaigns for Hacked Off and was the secretary of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Is there any group of wrong ‘uns he hasn’t worked for?
He is also the partner of newly elected Labour MP Cat Smith, who herself used to work for Corbyn. More jobs for the boys, keeping it in the family…