TULIP Siddiq may be heading towards a vote against airstrikes in Syria, but her predecessor’s son is less convinced. The columnist Dan Hodges, Glenda Jackson’s lad, was trending on Twitter for most of the afternoon after a fiery appearance on the Daily Politics at lunchtime. With Corbyn lovers and haters both claiming the other side is manipulating the vote on the crisis to either strengthen or destabilise the Labour leader, Hodges insisted the party’s MPs were being bullied into following Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition to the bombing plan.
“I’m very sorry and I know this difficult for you to understand,” he angrily told journalist Rachel Shabi: “I know it may come as a shock to you, I know it may come as a shock to you, I know, I know it may come as shock to you, but there are actually people out here with conviction and principle who disagree with you. I know you can’t believe that. I know that’s a shock. I know it shatters your world view. There are people out there who genuinely believe that if we do not act against the Isis threat, we are going to see 200 people dead in London. Now you may disagree with that, and you’re entitled to, but they should be able to put forward their view in the same way you are without these sorts of threats.”