Telegraph keeps quiet on ‘child abuse’ row in bid to trash Corbynomics

Today's front page leaves out a key piece of information



The Telegraph has plastered a remark by Bank of England governor Mark Carney on its front page as a ‘warning over Corbynomics’.

Carney, answering a question from Treasury select committee yesterday about ‘People’s Quantitative Easing’, a key economic policy of the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said:

“The issue would be imperilling potentially the achievement of price stability. The consequence of that of course would be inflationary.

“The people who tend to get hurt the most by inflation are the poor, the elderly, those that can’t hedge themselves.”

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What the Telegraph fails to mention is that the questioner, Labour MP John Mann, has been a vocal critic of Corbyn, even accusing him of ‘doing nothing’ about historic child abuse in his constituency of Islington.

The Telegraph should be well aware of this, since it gave the accusations lavish coverage when the story broke in July.

(Corbyn denies the allegations.)

John Mann’s question was legitimate and the answer from Carney was worth having.

But why did the Telegraph neglect to mention John Mann’s relationship to Corbyn?

Perhaps they simply forgot in their eagerness to carry the Bank chief’s criticisms on page one.

Adam Barnett is a staff writer at Left Foot Forward. Follow MediaWatch on Twitter

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