John Rentoul Apologises to Jon Trickett Over “Kill the Bill” Tweet

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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Jon Trickett on Starmer Leadership Challenge: “I Don’t Think we Should Rule it Out”
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Two Labour MPs Slam Starmer’s Weak Leadership

Labour MPs Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett took part in a hard-left Zoom call yesterday which saw both admonish Keir Starmer’s flaccid statement yesterday afternoon, in which the Labour party called for the closure of Zoos while shying away from demanding the closure of schools. Former Labour party chair Lavery – who in November threatened Starmer with a leadership challenge – ranted:

“And what’s happened today? We’ve been waiting on a comment from Keir today and he’s saying we should have a lockdown. In his comments I believe he’s saying we should be closing zoos – what on earth are we talking about?! Closing zoos and not closing schools? Am I missing something here? Am I missing something?… I cannot fathom it out I’m afraid.”

Trickett joined in the damning criticism, saying “there’s no logic to the position where we now are and hopefully wiser heads will prevail quickly. A country without an effective, challenging, demanding opposition leadership is a country in great difficulty”. Guido is amazed to find himself agreeing with the Corbynista MPs. As Guido wrote earlier, Jeremy Hunt is currently doing a better job at scrutiny than the actual Leader of the Opposition…

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Labour’s First Election Spin Cock Up

Staying on message during an election is the single most important part of any media strategy. It appears Labour have made this job considerably more difficult for them by not actually agreeing a line to take on whether they wanted this election in the first place, and whether they were responsible for it happening. Guido reckons the answer’s fairly obvious in the eyes of the public…

Appearing on GMB, Jon Trickett proudly boasted it was “us that triggered [the general election]”. However earlier this morning on Kay Burley, McDonnell implied Labour had been bounced into it by the Lib Dems and SNP, saying “it was the only choice we had”. Very kind of Labour to set the tone of their campaign so early on…

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Trickett Tweets Fake News

Labour Shadow Cabinet member and top Corbynista Jon Trickett excelled himself this morning by retweeting a patently fake BBC News graphic which falsely claimed Theresa May sought to release Ian Brady. Goes without saying the graphic is not a real BBC story. Sad…

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Team Corbyn Face Tristram Backlash

Labour MPs are privately flipping out following Tristram Hunt’s resignation. Guido has got hold of an email sent by Core Group Negative MP Neil Coyle this lunchtime to his party’s campaign co-ordinator, the Corbyn ally Jon Trickett, giving him both barrels under the subject line “No clear plan. Poor leadership”:

From: COYLE, Neil
Sent: 13 January 2017 12:09
To: TRICKETT, Jon
Subject: No clear plan. Poor leadership.

Jon,

Just a quick question given your role as our campaign lead: how do you and the leadership team aim to turn around Labour’s woes given the terrible ‘relaunch’, general polling, local election losses (including the shocking result in Sunderland yesterday), as well as the further by-election we now face.

Your tweet below appears to be dangerously close to coming back to bite your backside – only this time you have a direct say over the lack of clear plan and poor leadership.

Neil

Say what you really think…

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