Last weekend I covered Peter Tatchell’s shameful and self-promoting ‘protest’ during Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at an event against violence toward women and observed that Corbyn is the least logical target for a genuine protest, given his record of support for oppressed Arabs and steadfastness against bombing Syrians.
Of course, the emphasis has to be on genuine protest. If you have another agenda, it could make perfect sense.
In that article, I also observed the resemblance between Tatchell’s misdirected action and a similar attempt to damage him that took place during a Pride event earlier this year, when a heckler, who just happened to work for Blairite-run PR firm Portland, shouted at him and made sure that day’s news was all about the heckler and not about Corbyn’s speech.
It turns out that the campaign group that was Tatchell’s vehicle for his protest, Syria Solidarity UK (SSU), has a close relationship…
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