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Not the worst idea in the world May 26, 2022

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Thanks to Tomboktu for the heads up.

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1. Wes Ferry - May 26, 2022

I’m not sure that it’s a good way to spend the dwindling number of Labour Party members’ subs, trying to appeal to the ‘better nature’ 🤷🏻‍♂️ of Conservative Home readers still loyal the Johnson/Mogg/Patel cabal after all that has happened previously and when we all knew what was coming from the Sue Gray inquiry.

How many will it have any impact on, and wouldn’t anyone moved be more likely to go LibDem than Labour?

Pointless IMHO.

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WorldbyStorm - May 26, 2022

As was put to me who did the LP pay for these ads.

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Wes Ferry - May 26, 2022

“We are independent of the Conservative Party but supportive of it. ConservativeHome is owned by Michael Ashcroft and was co-founded by Stephan Shakespeare.”

I think UK Labour’s move would be similar to Fine Gael buying ads on Cedar Lounge Revolution and appealing to CLR readers to abandon their beliefs.

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WorldbyStorm - May 27, 2022

I guess the only positive from the LPs point of view is they get the publicity more widely. There’ll be those who think they owned the Tories.

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2. mal - May 27, 2022

If committed Tory voters cared about the pay and conditions of nurses and doctors, they wouldn’t be committed Tory voters. The actual membership of the Tory party is a tiny minority of the British population and I think they’re even a minority of the people who actually vote for Tories.

Trying to get committed Cons to vote Labour seems pretty pointless to me. Did New Labour ever run any ads in the Spectator?

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3. Wes Ferry - May 27, 2022

I guess that’s the aim – a headline-catching stroke but at what cost with little end result?

They’d be better putting the money into a by-election target area media.

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