Within hours of our report about Angela Rayner being published, the Left’s Twitter warriors were in battle mode on social media.
Even though Ms Rayner was herself the original architect of the ‘Basic Instinct’ references, The Mail on Sunday was accused of sexism simply for reporting what she had told Tory MPs.
In an incendiary Twitter thread, Labour’s Deputy Leader sent her supporters on social media into paroxysms of indignation by declaring that ‘Boris Johnson’s cheerleaders have resorted to spreading desperate, perverted smears in their doomed attempts to save his skin’.
Ms Rayner – who used a crude colloquialism when joking with MPs about ‘Sharon Stone’ moments in the Commons – thanked her supporters for ‘making a stand in the name of decency against those who would further coarsen, cheapen and debase our politics’.
Our Political Editor recounts his week of vile abuse at the hands of the Left’s Twitter warriors ……