With Tristram Hunt stepping down as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Jeremy Corbyn has issued a statement wishing his old foe the best.
Alas, not every comrade is on the same page. Paul Flynn — a former member of Corbyn’s shadow cabinet — has had to delete a tweet in which he suggests Hunt quit as he was ‘baffled’ by the ‘vulgar alien world of politics’:
— Alain Tolhurst (@Alain_Tolhurst) January 13, 2017
Mr S suspects Flynn’s insult would have had more impact had he managed to correctly spell either Tristram’s name or academia…