First there was Project Fear. Worked in Scotland so we’ll do it again but the public saw through it in the EU referendum. But just in case, they threw in Project Panic, Project Punish and Project Armageddon for good meassure. The public saw through it all and voted to Leave the Fourth Reich.
Then comes along a candidate to oppose Theresa May and Brexit Lite, Andrea Leadsom. “Oh shit! She’s credible. We’re in trouble. Roll out Project Smear!”
And that bastion of unbiased freedom, the Daily Mail, throws its full weight behind it using every piece of even remotely feasible nonsense it can get its hands on. Amazingly, a newspaper that campaigned to leave the EU is now attacking shamelessly the one person who is able to deliver it.
The Mail makes much this morning about ‘exagerations’ in her CV. They roll out people we’ve never heard of to say ‘I worked there and I never heard of her!’ They say things like Deputy Director and Head of Compliance is ‘hardly a senior roll’ although it sounds fairly senior to me.
Then they attack her tax affairs. Apparently her Guernsey based brother employed her for two years after she took time out for children. Wow! A bloke that lives in the Channel Islands runs an offshore fund. Well it is a tax haven and it’s perfectly legal. The Mail seems to have forgotten what Camerons father did for a living.
And then they lambast her because of the fully declared donations her family made to the Tory party which apparently amounts to her buying a place in the House. What a load of tosh! Surely nobody in Parliament would ever do such a thing would they? They’re so upstanding and squeaky clean aren’t they?
Hopefully the rank and fi!e party voters will see straight through this nonsense and take Project Smear for exactly what it is…