Labour’s Offensive Tweet Hypocrisy

The Labour Party has come down hard on England cricketer Ollie Robinson, fully backing the ECB’s decision to suspend the bowler over his historically racist and sexist tweets. Labour MP and Shadow Culture secretary Jo Stevens said:

“It is right that the ECB takes the action that they think is necessary and appropriate to tackle racism and other forms of discrimination in their sport.” 

Guido wonders why Labour’s zero tolerance policy towards racism does not extend to its own MPs. The hypocrisy is palpable…

The following is a list of Labour MPs and some of their “historic”, offensive social media posts. Guido thinks it’s time to remind the Labour Party of its own dirty laundry and wonders whether Jo Stevens will be as quick to condemn and suspend her Labour colleagues… 

  • Ian Byrne, MP for Liverpool, West Derby faced no consequences for several tweets that even he admitted were “unacceptable”. In 2015 Byrne tweeted about businesswoman Michelle Mone, telling his followers to “hit the cu*t where it hurts”. Byrne fell into disrepute again in 2019 after posting that “Everton wives are getting the suitcases out of the loft” – a thinly veiled reference to wife-beating. Guido wonders why Byrne’s sexist tweets are seen as acceptable by the Labour Party whilst Robinson’s are not…
  • Just this morning Guido revealed that Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion Naz Shah, was filmed speaking at a Pro-Palestine rally in Bradford, where chants of “lift the curse of the Jews off the Muslims in Palestine!”, were shouted by protestors, in Arabic. This isn’t the first time this Labour MP has fallen into hot water. In 2015 she wrote that Israeli’s should face “transportation” out of the Middle East and suggested that Israel should be “relocated” to America. The Labour Party reinstated Naz after a brief suspension period. Guido wonders whether Naz will forgive Ollie Robinson, like she was so kindly forgiven by the Labour Party…
  • Zarah Sultana received a slap on the wrist after it was revealed she told a pro-Israel tweeter to “jump off a cliff”, claimed she would “celebrate” the death of Netanyahu, Bush, and Blair, and compared the Holocaust to what she termed the “Muslim Holocaust” in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine. Following a huge storm Sultana apologised, writing: “I’m a sorry that I posted these offensive comments on social media as a teenager. I was young and immature.” Sound familiar?
  • Angela Rayner was quick to defend, Labour MP Jared O’Mara, who called gay men “poofters”, arguing that he had “changed his views”. Funny that Labour MP Jared O’Mara is allowed to change his views but Ollie Robinson, English cricketer is not…
  • Sir Keir Starmer not only forgave but defended Dr. Paul Williams, the Labour Hartlepool by-election candidate, after he asked his followers if they had a “favourite Tory MILF” in 2011. Though Keir conceded the comments were “wrong” he continued to support Paul Williams. Smells like hypocrisy…
  • Labour’s Steve Reed received no punishment after describing a Jewish Tory donor as a “puppet master”. Like Ollie Robinson, Reed apologised “unreservedly” for the tweet. Guido wonders why Robinson’s apology isn’t enough, when Keir was prepared to forgive one of his own so quickly

It is striking just how many Labour MPs have made offensive comments online and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Labour is very forgiving of their own, less so of teenage cricketers…

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Jared O’Mara Banned from Parliament

Parliamentary staffers can breathe a sigh of relief this morning as an independent export Commons panel has recommended withdrawing the right of Jared O’Mara to hold a former member’s pass, effectively barring him access to the parliamentary estate. And – most importantly for someone who supposedly drank “a full litre of vodka” before a morning TV interview – Parliament’s bars…

The panel refers to O’Mara’s well-documented scandals during his brief time as an MP, which breached the sexual misconduct policy. Lindsay Hoyle has approved the recommendation and O’Mara isn’t appealing. Guido doubts this will be a blow to O’Mara, who failed to turn up to Parliament most of the time even when he had to…

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Jared O’Mara Officially Standing Down

After months of guessing, Sheffield Council has officially confirmed Jared O’Mara is not standing to receive his redundancy lump sum from the taxpayer. He will not be missed…

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Woman Abused by Jared O’Mara’s Bouncers to Stand in Sheffield Hallam

A woman who Jared O’Mara watched get given a black eye by his own nightclub bouncers has announced she will stand as an independent candidate in Sheffield Hallam. The MP reportedly kicked away her coat before calling bouncers over and watching the abuse take place. O’Mara has not given a concrete commitment to standing down yet so she could be standing against him…

Liz Aspden – a local pub landlord – will be standing on a platform of women’s rights (after O’Mara treated her “with contempt”), local issues – including the infamous Sheffield tree row – and over the rock bottom representation the seat’s had to put up with since 2017.

Aspden is the second independent to announce their candidacy in Sheffield Hallam – after Jared’s own chief of staff who is under investigation by the police for fraudulent accounting in Jared’s office…

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Jared Clings On for Cash Pay-Out

Guido has received a lot of questions as to why colourful Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara is not included on his list of MPs Standing Down at the Next Election. It’s because Jared has yet to announce he actually will be…

O’Mara promised to stand down as an MP in July, only to u-turn on his decision two months later. Perhaps Jared has realised that if he fights and loses his seat he’ll get a hefty ‘Loss of Office Payment’ totalling £13,500, whereas MPs who quit get nothing…

In the meantime, Guido noticed Jared’s now-deleted Twitter handle was up for grabs, so has revived the account for all your Jared updates in one handy place: @jaredomaraMP

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O’Mara U-Turns on Resignation Pledge

Fresh from his stint in handcuffs, Jared O’Mara has confirmed he will not be resigning as an MP today. Once a fraud, always a fraud…

While we do not yet know what caused this volte-face, Guido speculates it may have something to do with Jared realising that if he stays until there’s an election, he’ll be entitled to a handsome payout from the taxpayer – of up to £40,000…

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