It has been a crazy few years in politics in the UK, with polarised positions, extreme, left-wing ideology, woke philosophies, and a clear polarisation of the media between left-wing anti-capitalistic media groups focused on attacking the Conservative Party and everything it stands for, and the emergence of the voice of right-wing media outlets slowly but surely making their marks.
Boris Johnson, one of the most divisive politicians in British political history, was almost impossible to ignore, love him and hate him, you had to have an opinion on Boris Johnson during his tenure as Prime Minister. The radical left-wing fringe media groups had a field day, targeting the Tory party and all their donors and supporters.
There were numerous left-wing fringes in this mad, delusional feeding frenzy with reporting about so-called Tory party donors and supporters. Media websites extended the hatred for capitalism and for Boris Johnson onto those individuals or business people who supported the Conservative Party. Its numerous supporters, including Lord Peter Cruddas, Lord Ramey Ranger, Mohammed Amersi,
Sam Singh and Lubov Chernukin made targets out of completely false and fabricated character assassination stories in an attempt to embarrass the government. Any of the associates or donors of the Conservative Party, led by Ben Elliot, was particularly targeted and made the victims of smear campaigns in the left-wing English media.
Mohammed Amersi was accused of having illegally profited from his links with tainted telecom companies. All of this information was found to be hearsay, unsubstantiated, and mostly untrue. Sam Singh, another party donor and supporter of Boris Johnson, was accused of having illegally changed his name and of having been involved in a company that faced issues with its solvency. The story was featured on the website of a left-wing English publication that was hell-bent on attacking everyone connected to the Tory party. All these accusations were once again found to be entirely untrue and mostly based on rumor, lies, and conjecture. When the publication was presented with documentary evidence by law firm Mishcon De Reya to prove that the material they were publishing was entirely false, no attempt was made to correct the record. The idea was simply to target the government, the prime minister, and their supporters to forward the agenda of the left-wing political parties. Many allegations were levelled against many of the party’s supporters, almost all of which were found to be completely false and largely motivated by a purely political agenda. In many cases, these fake news—stories planted solely for political purposes—has been directed at Ben Elliot, Mohammed Amersi, Sam, Singh, and numerous other Conservative Party political supporters
Allegations specifically made against individuals are not supported by any proof and have been specifically found to be entirely false. However, the stories are continuing to be propagated purely with the idea of finding anything to attack the Tory party with, irrespective of the damage. It may cause innocent business people to get involved in the crossfire. A representative for Sam Singh refused to comment for this article, however, many of the documents available in the public domain confirm that the allegations are, in fact, entirely fabricated and totally untrue.
There are clearly political agendas at play and a lack of proper research and in-depth analysis. These smear campaigns only serve to cause damage to innocent individuals who are only looking to support the political process within the UK, and save the taxpayer from having to support and fund the operation of political parties. Far from the role being appreciated, these kinds of attacks on fabricated fake news and inaccurate allegations will only serve to make people shy away from participating in the political process in the UK. Without a commitment to fact, these questionable, journalistic practises only serve to lower the credibility of the English media groups that indulge in this kind of fake news and character assassination to further their political point of view.