Guido reports here,
The BBC and the rest of the lefty Twitter echo chamber are gleefully sending this picture of Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke viral. The nation’s broadcaster reckons he was asleep during last night’s debate on the Trade Union Bill:
The picture has been retweeted hundreds of times already. Just one problem: he was not asleep. That little thing you can see next to his ear is a speaker. Shelbrooke needed it to hear because he is partially deaf. He tells Guido:
“I am genuinely slightly deaf and struggle to hear. I had taken part in the debate and was trying to hear the wind ups. Seems a shame I get trolled due to being slightly deaf.”
There is not a single leftie crying about the injustice. On the contrary, I’ve read leftie comments that mock his disability. If it was a Labour MP, the left would be in fits of rage. The tears would be gushing, the outrage would be spilling over, it would take over the news, they’ll be saying how, cruel and callous it is. But because it is a Tory MP, some even join in the attack.