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The Last Minute Labour Nasty

The link is to the story about the Oldham East and Saddleworth Election Court. This was a case about some last minute Labour leaflets making allegations that are clearly untrue.

It is a common habit of the Labour Party to deliver a last minute negative leaflet on the Wednesday before the election day (normally Thursday). Hence it is good to have them warned that they are not allowed to make things up about their opponents.

Comments

Neal Halfpenny said…
Can hardly wait to see the result of this "by election" if it is indeed a by election!....Might just give you some idea of how the Lib Dem Voters feel about you after just 6 months of pandering to the Tories!....And if anyone listened to your utterly pathetic performance on the Jeremy Vine Show on Thursday, stating black was white.....YOU and YOUR SELL OUT CRONIES ARE FINISHED!!!!
PoliticalHackUK said…
Neal, it could be very interesting, but I wouldn't bet against a Lib Dem win, given their by-election machine and the peculiar circumstances of this case.

If they lose, then it is spectacularly bad news for them.
PoliticalHackUK said…
Incidentally, I don't think Labour have made anything up about you, John.

Frankly, we don't need to.
John Hemming said…
That may be the case in recent years. However, things were made up by Yardley Labour Party in the Acocks Green by-election in 1990.
PoliticalHackUK said…
20 years ago? Dear God, let it go man.

Hey, things were made up about my election campaign a few years ago in an interview with the local media....
PoliticalHackUK said…
Besides, when it comes to dodgy leaflets, aren't you chucking stones from the safety of a glass house?
John Hemming said…
There have been last minute nasties from Labour in Birmingham since 2004 as well in various places.

The Godsiff leaflet wasn't itself last minute, but was sufficiently nasty to be disowned nationally.

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