Angela Eagle spoke to Sky News prior to last night’s debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith which incidently, Jeremy Corbyn clearly won.
In the interview she spoke about abuse aimed at Labour MP’s by Jeremy Corbyn supporters and she brought up the issue of the ‘brick thrown through her constituency window’. We all know by now the truth of the incident which was in contradiction to the official narrative across the mainstream media. You can refresh your memory of the incident here at the video below.
Interestingly during the interview clip on Sky News (which you can view below) Miss Eagle said;
“…the brick thrown through my office block…”
Wait a second! Did she just say “office block?” We could have sworn that the brick was thrown through her constituency office window just like the media had always stated and which has never been refuted by Angela Eagle nor by any of her team…
..the headlines were all stating that it was a brick thrown through Angela Eagles constituency “office” or “window”
This may seem on the face of it a small thing to point out but Angela Eagle has never acknowledged that the brick was thrown through a window that belonged to the “block” or indeed her ‘building’.
It’s distinct in that if you or I were living or working in a block of flats or similar multi-occupancy building and a window was smashed in the communal areas, would you describe it as someone threw a brick through “your window“?
Even more incredibly Angela Eagle went on to say;
“I’ve been told that I threw it, that it didn’t happen, that it’s all lies… it did happen, it’s as simple as that”
The interviewer asked “you’re convinced it happened because you stood as candidate?”
Angela Eagle replied;
“I’ve not made any statement about what it was”
Which is odd because a spokesman for Miss Eagle at the time of the incident had this to say;
Miss Eagle also made a comment to the press at the time,
In fact, Miss Eagle Tweeted a statement at the time as well. No mention of ‘block‘, she actually makes it abundantly clear that it was her “office“.
Before reading on watch the exchange on last night Sky interview at the video below.
So why is this relevant now?
Angela Eagle claims that she has been harassed and abused and last night stated that she made no statement at the time of the incident, yet from the evidence above we clearly see she did indeed make more than one statement about the matter. She stated that the brick was thrown through her office window yet in the interview claims it was through her office block.
If she was serious and confused about the level of abuse she was getting maybe she hasn’t understood why, which shows a complete disconnect with the situation and voters or is it perhaps it was on purpose to stoke the flames of tension between the PLP and members.
If she had cared to understand the reasoning behind the abuse she would learn that it was because the brick was not thrown through her office window but the block which housed several offices in a communal stairwell no less and was very possibly a complete coincidence.
So to make a statement to the press as she did at the time was giving misinformation at best and stating a lie at worst. The incident at the time was reported as the actions of disgruntled Jeremy Corbyn supporters so you would think it best to come out and make a statement stating the facts.. not allow the mainstream media to condemn most of your party members as responsible.
Instead Eagle last night washed her hands of the incident, not grasping the reasons why members were so irate at her behaviour and stance at the time.
However, maybe she never wanted to understand.