In the inevitable rebuttal letter to the EDL supporting clown who wrongly promoted Mr John "Hospital Hoax" Leech (right) to the Labour Party but correctly identified him as a hypocrite and a chancer Mr Leech claims:
"I can assure Mr O’Neill and others that along with my Lib-Dem party colleagues I was vehemently opposed to the illegal war in Iraq from the start – a position that has surely been vindicated by the groundswell in public opinion against the invasion in recent years."
Now, I don't doubt that Mr Leech was somethingly against the war in Iraq, on the quiet, but I think to say vehemently is rather taking the piss actually.
Now that's what I call vehemence. Mr Leech's position and that of his Manchester co-franchisees on the EDL and the BNP and the far-right down the years could also be de-constructed and queried. We'll save that. Perhaps for another day.
MEANWHILE: Mr Leech appears to have arranged for Thursday's letter, critical of him, to be removed from the Postbag archive. It is supposed to be just here. This trick has also been applied it seems to much of the press coverage of his Christie campaign of 2005. Although the letter was dead wrong removing it, the context for today's effort, is a great disservice, but the full text is available right here. Pleased to be of service. MEN - have a word with yourself.