Can there be any greater distortion of the news than The Sun’s headline “Corbyn snubs the Queen’’?
The facts are these: PM May invited Trump to a state visit to the UK. As a constitutional monarch, the Queen is obliged to host Trump’s visit. Corby did not snub the Queen by announcing he would not attend the dinner held in Trump’s honour; he was simply displaying his disapproval of everything that Trump stands for — a disapproval shared by at least half the nation.
Had he attended this function held to honour Trump, he would have been labelled a gross hypocrite, and hungry for a posh nosh-up.
Only The Sun could claim that Corbyn’s decision showed disrespect for our constitutional monarch. But that’s what it calls patriotism.