Dr Eoin Clarke needs a New Year's Resolution: to stop being so wrong
Is Dr Eoin Clarke the most wrong man ever to have lived?
Dr. Eoin Clarke, otherwise known as one of the worst people on Twitter, has tonight summed up his year for us quite succinctly.
The man who has been forced to apologise over untruths more than anyone else in living memory has tonight caused another wave of hilarity for right-wing bloggers by dropping the ball well before midnight.
He who 'founded Labour Left' and 'the Green Benches' (both template based, traffic-light blogs) is well known in Westminster for being wrong on just about everything. And tonight he was wrong again.
In a tweet that seems to be protected from being embedded, Clarke asserts that Tory Chancellor George Osborne's economic strategy is based on buying crate-loads of champagne.
Obviously not a serious point but rather one that plays on the whole tired Tory-toff stuff - he'd have a good joke on his hands if it wasn't for the fact that the pictue he's used to illustrate said point was from 2004, smack bang in the middle of Gordon Brown's tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
But wait, there's more. Clarke went on to defend his use of the image by claiming it was from a Daily Mail article in 2012. Despite the fact that he has derided the Mail on previous occasions, Clarke this time sought to hide behind it. Except the Daily Mail article was published for 1st April 2012 and ends, "We won’t be April fools.’"
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