Young Tories calling for 'chavs' to be 'gassed': where's the outrage? | Owen Jones talks...

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Опубликовано 1 сентября 2017, 16:41
When the Conservatives attempted to mimic the success of Momentum by launching a group called Activate, they were widely ridiculed for their attempt to appear to be down with the kids.

Just days later though, there was a dark twist to the story when WhatsApp messages between some of the groups members revealed them joking about "gassing chavs" and carrying out experiments on why "they are so good at producing despite living rough". It was a disgusting display of arrogance and class hatred for which the group has issued an apology.

But where was the outrage in the media? If this had been Momentum members using such despicable language there would have been weaponise by the rightwing press to attack Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership for failure to act on the matter.

This double standard in reporting is typical of of a media that treats the left and the working class with intolerance and hatred. It's time to recognise that online abuse is a problem across the political spectrum and it needs stamping out.

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