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Kate Osamor spent Friday knocking on doors in her north London constituency speaking to residents about a spate of violent knife crime.
It was, she publicly declared, part of a touchy-feely scheme to 'build a stronger Edmonton'.
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As luck would have it, the Labour frontbencher's own attitude toward crime and violence would be tested later that very day – when a journalist knocked on her door to ask if she'd told a whopping lie about her own family's involvement with the criminal justice system.
Miss Osamor's response to this legitimate inquiry was one for the ages.
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First, the fifty-year-old Corbyn loyalist decided to tip a bucket of water over the young reporter's head before shouting at him to '**** off'.
Then she threatened to further physically assault him, saying she 'should have come down here with a [baseball] bat and smashed your face in'.
Resources - Constabulary - Newspaperman
Finally, she decided to waste police resources by calling the local constabulary and falsely accusing the hapless newspaperman of 'stalking' her.
Even by the Trumpian standards of today's Labour movement, where journalists seeking to hold public figures to account are routinely subjected to vile abuse, this was all considered a bit much.
Time - Saturday - Miss - Osamor
So by tea time on Saturday, Miss Osamor had been forced to quit.
She stepped down from her role as shadow international development secretary – becoming the 104th frontbench casualty of Jeremy Corbyn's three-year reign – in order to 'concentrate on supporting my family through the difficult time we have been experiencing'.
Needless - Resignation - Announcement - Word - Apology
Needless to say, her brief resignation announcement did not contain a single word of apology for Friday's mendacious display.
Neither did it express a scintilla of regret over the disingenuous – actually, demonstrably false – public statements that both she and the Labour Party have repeatedly issued in the month since the Daily Mail revealed her son Ishmael's drug dealing conviction.
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