Jeremy Corbyn's new Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnel, has become the target of an unfortunate Twitter hashtag following his appearance on BBC1's Question Time.
Louise Mench was among the right-wing Twitter army bombarding the hashtag with fictitious facts about McDonnell...
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) September 17, 2015
@GeneralBoles John Macdonnell can divide by zero— Brian Williams (@BriW74) September 17, 2015
— Willard Foxton (@WillardFoxton) September 17, 2015
John McDonnell brokered peace in the Cuban missile crisis with his "compliment a commie" policy #mcdonnellfacts— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 17, 2015
John McDonnell was there when Spock died.September 17, 2015
McDonnell issued a double apology on Question Time for praising the IRA and for joking about wanting to 'assassinate' Margaret Thatcher.
He said that his comments had obviously caused offence and he now apologised "from the bottom of my heart".
Jeremy Corbyn’s right hand man came under fire from David Cameron this week when it emerged he had praised the IRA’s ‘bravery’.
He told a 2003 memorial event for hunger striker Bobby Sands that "bombs and bullets" and forced Britain to undertake the Northern Ireland peace process.
“It’s about time we started honouring those people involved in the armed struggle," he said at the time.