Things to watch out for in tonight’s C4 Dispatches Momentum ‘exposé’


momentum-supportersSome Momentum ‘Stormtroopers’. Apparently.

 Tonight’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme will feature an ‘undercover investigation’ into Momentum, the organisation that grew out of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s successful 2015 leadership election campaign.

 This ‘exposé’ involved an undercover reporter gaining employment – presumably under false pretences’ – firstly as a Momentum volunteer and then as a paid member of Corbyn’s 2016 leadership campaign.

The SKWAWKBOX understands that the programme will focus on the supposed ‘machinations’ of Momentum toward their supposed aim of deselecting recalcitrant MPs who participated in the ‘chicken coup’ – though the trailers I’ve seen so far contain nothing that any reasonable person wouldn’t agree with or at least understand.

However, a reporter passing incognito among Corbyn’s campaign team and supporters would certainly see – and, given the fact that the programme is being made by a company with an apparent axe to grind against Corbyn, draw attention to – any…

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