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Fear and loathing as pan-dems court localists

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After his embarrassing defeat in the Kowloon West by-election, Labour Party stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan called on pan-democrats and localists to fight together in future polls. But barely had he finished his appeal that the two sides started trading insults. So much for cooperation!

On the yellow-ribbon online channel Singjai, Andrew To Kwan-hang, the former chairman of the League of Social Democrats, cast doubt on the political credentials of actor-turned-localist Chapman To Man-chat.

“To Man-chat is going all out against the Chinese Communist Party in his shows but his wife keeps getting lucrative jobs on the mainland,” Andrew To said. “I am only asking because I am curious.”

He went on and on with insinuations while his two co-hosts, veteran pan-democratic commentators Simon Lau Sai-leung and Jeff Tsui, goaded him........

© South China Morning Post