Coffee break fun: Kate Hoey airbrushes out her Lib Dem rival

Kate Hoey must be feeling threatened by her local Lib Dem candidate George Turner. As one of the most prominent advocates of Brexit in a heavily Remain voting constituency, (not to mention having to campaign on Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto), her jacket is, shall we say, on a shoogly peg.

The other day, she tweeted a photo of an event at a school in her constituency. If you look in the back row, you will see Sarah Olney. Next to Sarah Olney is a pair of legs without a head. They belong to George Turner who has been airbrushed out.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, George Turner said:

“I saw Kate tweeted and I thought it was a bit strange as I remembered standing on stage next to Sarah Olney. I was thinking: ‘Did I move?’ But all the time Kate spoke I was stood next to Sarah.

“On the photo my head and torso were deleted – in a slightly Stalinist way.”

Kate Hoey’s excuse was that George was wearing a rosette and she didn’t want that on her personal Twitter. That’s the sign of someone feeling the heat.

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  • Hoey represents the worst of Labour – economically a socialist and in favour of nationalisation, anti foreign ownership, anti free trade, nationalist, reactionary, anti free movement, europhobic and socially right wing.

    She stands for everything this party and liberal minded people should be against. “Red UKIP” is a phrase which describes her cocktail of protectionism, socialism and nationalism which would harm the very people she claims to stand for.

  • Tony Greaves 11th May '17 - 4:53pm

    The Belfast Telegraph?

  • “europhobic”. Stimpson you are genius…

  • Chris Bertram 11th May '17 - 7:15pm

    @Tony Greaves: Ms Hoey is from Belfast, so the local rag is interested in her doings. As a matter of fact, in the 80s when it seemed that Labour was nearly a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinn Féin, she was brave in speaking in favour of the Union in that context. But there’s little left to admire now.

  • David Blake 12th May '17 - 7:48am
  • Do you criticise remain MPs in heavily leave seats like Yvette Cooper whose constituency voted 70% to leave. So Hoey shouldn’t be picked on to leave. If that was the key determinant then the Lib Dems shouldn’t win seats in the South West as that region voted leave too.

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