This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
It is one of those little things that illustrates something bigger. For some time I have seen Twitter posts on Labour’s membership numbers claiming it is now the biggest political party in Europe.
The oldest tweet saying this which I could find came from a nasty antisemitic account in January:
Some of these tweets, most notably from Momentum’s James Schnider, have described it as ‘biggest left of centre party’. Others have described it as ‘biggest party in Western Europe. But now this has progressed to a meme and I’ve had enough.
This is not true, on several levels.
Do read the rest of Paul’s post here