Here we go again. Although John McDonnell advised his Labour comrades to boycott Russia Today following the Salisbury poisoning, not everyone is willing to take heed of his advice. On Thursday, Chris Williamson – a key Corbyn ally – took to the airwaves of the Kremlin-funded broadcaster to cast doubt on the government’s handling of the nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent.
With Moscow claiming it has nothing to with them, the Labour MP said that it was diplomatic row with Russia was ‘very convenient for the Government’ and had been used ‘not so much as a smoking gun but as a smoke screen’ to divert attention from Brexit and austerity.
The comments are going down well with his Labour colleague John Woodcock who Williamson suggested should go and join the Tories:
Last week Chris Williamson told me I belonged to the wrong party. He appears to believe he belongs to the wrong country https://t.co/CsAQOuX5og
— John Woodcock (@JWoodcockMP) April 5, 2018
Why doesn’t Williamson just go an join the Kremlin?