“Mr Rotheram is the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeremy Corbyn and a close ally of the Labour leader.”
Close ally? I should say so!
So that’s the person who sat beside Shami Chakrabarti at the HoC inquiry into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. You know, the one who helped her with that mysterious stream of post-it notes she kept passing to her client sponsor.
“Next to Ms Chakrabarti in the front row, directly behind Jeremy Corbyn, sat a stern-faced man in a dark suit who Keith Vaz referred to as “Mr. Rotherham.” He and Ms. Chakkrabarti gave each other meaningful looks, and he too passed a post-it note to Mr. Corbyn. Keith Vaz spotted this and scolded them.”
Got the spelling wrong, but ...Mr Rother'am now looks set to be Mayor of Liverpool. Good grief. Derek Hatton, anyone?
Meanwhile, the Labour Party’s BDS policy is proving somewhat inconvenient.
Labour may have to cancel its unless it signs a deal with a new security company after taking the decision to boycott .The party has failed to get a new company on board after cancelling its deal with G4S because of its links with Israeli prisons, according to leaked emails to Iain McNicol, Labour's general secretary.
It is understood that Labour is now so desperate it has raised the possibility of the G4S boycott being "reversed".
The party's national executive committee voted last year to boycott G4S after the Palestine Solidarity Campaign claimed the company was linked to "Israeli prisons which hold Palestinian political prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory inside Israel".
A Labour source admitted to the Times that a deal with a security company had still not been finalised but was "absolutely confident that arrangements for security will be in place and the conference will go ahead".
Politicians everywhere are merrily cutting off their noses to spite their faces. Elsewhere, people are are quietly murmuring: “This Country is finished. Where else could we go?”
The BBC is doing a great job, ain’t it?