Strong Corbyn advocate, Ash Sarkar, has attacked the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore on Twitter.
On February 2nd, the 28-year old took to social media to discredit the achievements of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, claiming that “you can’t celebrate a 100-year-old man for doing something extraordinary, whilst at the same time brushing off 100,000 people”.
You can't celebrate a 100 year old man for doing something extraordinary, whilst at the same time brushing off 100,000 people as if they wouldn't have also had more to give to their communities and their loved ones.
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) February 2, 2021
Sarkar also went on to claim that those mourning the death of the 100-year-old World War Two veteran, who raised £32.8 million for the NHS, had “spent the last year downplaying coronavirus deaths”.
Replies to her tweets were, in general, not reflective of her opinion. One individual stated that she “should be totally ashamed of that tweet … and embarrassed”, while another stated “that man had more decency and integrity in his little finger than you could ever aspire to have”.
At Prime Minister’s Questions today, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that at 6pm he would be leading a clap “to show our appreciation for him and all that he stood for and believed in”, labelling the veteran “a hero in the truest sense of the word.” The House of Commons also observed a minute’s silence in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore and all those who have lost their lives throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, said of Sir Tom: “His dignity and determination in raising money to support the NHS charities caught the nation’s mood at the most difficult time.”