conservatives/centrists in 2003: the left opposing the iraq war is a threat to our national security!
chilcot report on the iraq war in 2016: it is important in the future to be scrupulous in discriminating between facts and opinions, and be vigilant to not cross the line from supposition to certainty.
conservatives/centrists in 2018: jeremy corbyn wanting to use existing international treaties and procedures to deal with chemical weapons, and base our response on evidence to avoid needlessly escalating conflict is a threat to our national security!
you can always count on centrist jess phillips to use any opportunity to needlessly attack the left with false equivalencies.
a reminder that the hard right actually murdered the labour mp jo cox in 2016; the
supposed “hard left” just want to follow international law and prevent
senseless violence. let’s also remember that this is the same jess phillips who said “i will knife you in the front” regarding jeremy corbyn, and told the uk’s first female black mp diane abbott to “fuck off”.
let’s contrast this with how jess described conservative tory mp jacob rees-mogg (someone who opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, even in cases of rape, and most recently met with steve bannon) as “charming and funny, kind”. jess and jacob also held a joint event together in october 2017.
centrists always talk about the left causing division, but it is centrists who time and time again sow division and actually side with the conservative party and their policies. that is the centrist version of “unity”.
the fact that the bbc is still stating that the image “was not manipulated in any way” when it so clearly has been reveals the depths of their journalistic dishonesty, gaslighting, and conservative bias. even ignoring the issue of photoshopping, why choose this specific 2 year old photo of jeremy corbyn in the first place if the aim wasn’t to deliberately fit a narrative they wanted to construct.
i’m sure the conservative party would appreciate seeing the following below. the quote used is indeed factual.