Labour have continued their bizarre war on the media with aplomb. As Mr S has reported in the past, pesky journalists that have the audacity to ask awkward questions are given the full hairdryer treatment from the audience at Labour’s set piece events. Today’s speech by Tony Blair was no different:
This Tony Blair event very nostalgic. A member of the audience even called me “Tory scum” for asking a question.
— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) April 7, 2015
All stirred up by the party’s chief press-slayer Tom Watson:
Watson didn’t take too kindly to Channel 4’s Michael Crick asking why Tony Blair would not be doing any interviews alongside his speech.
@tom_watson Often idiotic questions are the most revealing, as you well know
— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) April 7, 2015
Of course, Mr Watson was not averse to the media asking Blair awkward questions in the past, such as ‘when are you going to stand down?’