This particularly gratuitous tweet was published by the Queen’s Park ward Green Party in Brighton this morning:
It’s wholly unacceptable. In claiming for one Party the opposition to Putin’s attack on LGBT rights, it’s deeply insulting to people of all parties and none who are prepared to show solidarity with those under attack. The Green Party used to argue that it did things differently; apparently it now is comfortable with the worst sort of political tribalism.
It’s difficult to know whether the tweet represents the fear of a party expecting defeat at the next local elections, or the resentment of one that has effectively given up. Either way, an apology is owed – and not just to Brighton and Hove Labour.
And growing up mightn’t be a bad idea either.