I have been wanting to examine Andrew Gilligan’s spin against MEND for some time, however, the original sources regarding the specific allegations made Gilligan were not available and hence I was unable to document his usual concoction of lies, spin and utter lack of veracity in his claims. MEND, it seems, have been busy themselves having published a comprehensive response exposing Gilligan’s “journalism” as a facade for neocon/Zionist-agenda supporting propaganda. The link to the report is below. I have to add, it is really well constructed.
Leading up to the 2015 General Election Andrew Gilligan wrote a number of articles in The Telegraph which made reference to MEND and some of its staff. MEND believes his articles were politically motivated containing a series of factually incorrect statements and totally misleading insinuations which grossly misrepresented statements made by MEND staff. We present below a response to his comments and set the record straight on all the allegations.
This document covers the following:
1. MEND – The organization
2. Gilligan’s attacks on MEND
3. Gilligan’s crusade against Azad Ali, Head of Community Development and Engagement