Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Simon Hughes and hypocrisy over Phil Woolas

I just sent this letter to The Guardian about Simon Hughes MP, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems...


Sir,

You quote Simon Hughes MP ('Phil Woolas launches court challenge to decision to strip him of his seat', 16 November 2010) as saying of Phil Woolas that he made "statements which were not about Liberal Democrat politics but personal attacks on our candidate's character and conduct which he had no reasonable grounds for believing were true and did not believe were true."  Is this the same Simon Hughes who defeated Peter Tatchell using shamefully homophobic leaflets in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election?

The hypocrisy of the Lib Dems, and Hughes in particular, knows no bounds.

Yours faithfully,

John Slinger

1 comment:

  1. I think you may be thinking of leaflets and slogans produced for the "Real Bermondsey Labour" candidate John O'Grady.

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