Consequences

Well now here’s a turnup for the books: Scottish Labour has deselected a candidate for tweeting an image that calls Joanna Cherry a TERF and implies she should be shot.

The Scottish Labour candidate who posted a controversial image on Twitter involving her SNP rival has been dropped by the party.

Frances Hoole, a care and support worker, had been chosen to stand as the Labour candidate in the General Election in the Edinburgh South West constituency, attempting to unseat incumbent MP Joanna Cherry.

However last week Ms Hoole, who has been part of Labour’s Jo Cox leadership programme, posted an image on Twitter in which she and Ms Cherry had been photo-shopped, with the caption “Bang! And the terf is gone”.

Hoole deleted the tweet but here is the image:

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Says it all, doesn’t it.

Joanna Cherry shared the image, tweeting: “Earlier this year I received a death threat & a storm of misogynistic abuse for defending #womensrights. The @scottishlabour candidate standing against me in #EdinburghSouthWest thinks it’s funny. I hope she will apologise & engage in respectful debate #GE19.”

Hoole, a graduate of Labour Jo Cox leadership programme, then claimed she didn’t “perceive” the image as a threat.

Nicely done, mentioning Jo Cox again – to remind us that in Jo Cox’s case “BANG!” meant she was dead, murdered by an angry man with a gun.

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