Comments from Labour MP Simon Danczuk comparing members of his own party to the BNP have seen him come under attack from across the blogosphere. But now attention has now turned to the veracity of his article for the Telegraph.
The springboard used by Danczuk to launch his tirade was an ostensibly “loony left” tweet he claims to have received after he defended Osborne’s harsh benefit reforms:
“One of the tweets I received last week said simply: ‘No to aspiration, yes to nationalisation’.”
True to form, Simon has been diligently ignoring requests to explain the matter:
@simondanczuk Where is the tweet you received that simply says “No to aspiration, yes to nationalisation”? It doesn’t exist on Twitter.
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) July 9, 2013
When Scrapbook finally managed to get hold of his office to ask whether they had kept a copy of the tweet or could provide us with the original web link, a spokesman insisted it had been deleted before adding:
“Why the fuck would I keep a copy of a tweet?”
Was it something we said?