Those of you who follow my blog – all three of you – may already have seen that Guido Fawkes did an article about me in which the anonymous author attacked me for, among other things, respecting the anonymity of people providing testimonials. This felt like it should already be the lowest point in their “investigation” of me, but they found a way to descend even lower.
In short, they posted another article which stated that I had launched my campaign from the wrong constituency. The glee that they demonstrated by “finding out” that the video was shot in South Ruislip rather than Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner was palpable.
Unfortunately for them, this wasn’t a discovery. The video of my campaign launch included a mention in the description that I was filming in South Ruislip since it was first uploaded in June. In fact, it even gives a partial explanation of why I was filming there, though clearly there are more details than that for anyone genuinely interested. I promise, it’s not an interesting story. Importantly, this description has remained unchanged since the day that I uploaded the video, which can probably be tested using things like the Way Back Machine if anyone is actually interested.
So once again, Guido Fawkes latched on to what they thought was an easy “gotcha” and didn’t even bother to do a cursory bit of research to make sure that they were actually discovering something rather than repeating something I had announced months before.
If this is the quality of their research, then they have absolutely no credibility as a news source. On the other hand, I have been 100% open and honest about what I am doing and why I am doing it. I can definitely see why that would be terrifying to someone with a poor record for honesty.