The Momentum-backed opponents of Newham Mayor Robin Wales will stop at nothing to discredit the long-serving Labour stalwart.
They recently noticed a posh Range Rover parked outside his Newham home and immediately branded Wales a hypocritical sell-out – on the basis that he previously claimed to drive a rather old Toyota.
In their rush to condemn him as the bourgeoise owner of a four-wheel drive, however, they failed to check who actually owns the car.
It has since transpired that the vehicle they photographed belonged to Wales’ neighbour, who had parked it on land outside the Mayor’s home. Wales, we are assured, continues to use his trusty Toyota – and Momentum types will be relieved to learn that he drives it on the left hand side of the road.