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Watch: Chris Williamson blames BBC for wreath-gate

Watch: Chris Williamson blames BBC for wreath-gate
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Poor old Chris Williamson. Jeremy Corbyn’s changing story over whether he did or didn’t lay a wreath on the graves of the Munich terrorists must make keeping up difficult for his loyal and faithful follower. Which perhaps explains why Williamson was somewhat lost for words when he was challenged on the subject on Newsnight last night:

“A wreath was laid by your party leader at the graves of four members of Black September – true or false?”

Evan Davis challenges MP Chris Williamson over Jeremy Corbyn wreath laying row@DerbyChrisW | @EvanHD | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/cOg7o27Cz6

— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) August 14, 2018

Evan Davis: 'A wreath was laid by your party leader at the graves of four members of Black September – true or false?'

Chris Williamson: 'Jeremy was there to lay a wreath...'

ED: 'You’re unable to answer that question and that is why this fuss goes on.'

CW: 'But no, it’s going on because the BBC and other media outlets are playing into the hands of the enemies of Jeremy Corbyn.'

Well, at least blaming the BBC is a new excuse...

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