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John Rentoul has been forced to apologise to Labour MP Jon Trickett for accusing him of “condoning violence against police officers” in a now-deleted tweet. On May 7th Rentoul tweeted that Trickett had used the “Kill the Bill” slogan which implied “…support for murdering police officers”.
Three months on he’s been forced to accept the MP wasn’t “condoning violence against police officers and that he was using this phrase to reference the Police and Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.”
He accepts the tweet was wrong and sincerely apologises “for the distress and upset that my tweet has caused.” It was so distressing Trickett decided to provide a receipt of the offending tweet in a reply to Rentoul’s apology – without which Guido may have struggled to find it in the first place…
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Some absolute classics from Fleet Street’s finest over the weekend. The usually sagacious John Rentoul’s Saturday column for the Indy declared Amber Rudd to be in a “surprisingly strong position”:
Dan Hodges at 5:13pm yesterday evening was almost onto something with his view that the latest Guardian story “supports Rudd”:
Top prize however goes to Paul Mason, who confidently tweeted at 9.56pm: “It’s become easier to imagine the end of the world than a Tory minister resigning for probably lying.”
News of Rudd’s departure broke just minutes later. Mason immediately fired off another 20 tweets to bury the take and cover his modesty. Peak neoliberalism? Peak punditry…
John Rentoul warns Eurosceptic Cabinet Ministers…
“Everyone knows that this is as much a free vote as Corbyn’s free vote on air strikes in Syria. Hilary Benn’s father, who campaigned to leave the Common Market, was demoted from Industry to Energy five days after the 1975 referendum. Cameron has played his colleagues as slyly as Wilson did his. Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid and Michael Gove will, I suspect, decide in the end that Cameron’s new deal is good enough for them. If Theresa May and Iain Duncan Smith campaign to leave, they know it will probably be the beginning of the end of their ministerial careers.”