In the space of a few hours this week, the Islington Gazette was accused by a former councillor of making up a story simply to damage Labour’s chances in the election, and by a random member of the public of being a mouthpiece for the same party.
Protesting Brexit. Quizzing politicians over cycle lanes. Speaking out against cuts to school funding. Joining thousands of campaigners to elect and support a Labour leader who has given the party its biggest shakeup in a generation.
It’s disappointing that Derryck John was able to perceive the potential consequences of giving up his co-conspirator to police, but not the consequences of throwing a high-strength corrosive in the faces of six people.
It’s just as well we thought to ask the Crown Prosecution Service about Lewis Johnson, or we’d still have no idea that criminal action was being considered against the officers involved in his pursuit – or that it had been dropped.