John Leech put out a leaflet saying he voted for climate change laws. Fair enough you might think. After all, that claim is backed up by a widely-respected independent website which bases its descriptions of MPs’ voting records directly on the official Hansard voting records.
But LabourList’s response?
To pick up on the leaflet:
In it he claims to have voted for “Climate Change Laws”
And to say of this claim (and one other in the leaflet) that this is a case of:
Given that the wording in the leaflet is directly and unambiguously verified by TheyWorkForYou, and indeed is simply repeating a conclusion they have reported, then if John Leech is blatantly lying, so is the TheyWorkForYou team.
Or that LabourList has, shall we say, gone a bit eccentric in deciding that TheyWorkForYou are a bunch of blatant liars.
Ironically, it’s only recently that a post was published on that site which hit on the head the problem with these sorts of attack posts that dissolve so quickly when examined:
My main concern is that, rather than make any attempt at restraint, many posts are a lot of spleen venting or Tory bashing without any new information or even, in many cases, a fully cohesive argument.
Quite. Describing something directly substantiated by TheyWorkForYou as a blatant lie shows a spectacular failure of judgement.