Sunday, November 22, 2009

From Jedward to Deadwood



This poster has been launched by the Conservative Party this evening. Quick work, guys!

22 comments:

Michael Heaver said...

Ziiiiing.

Who would be the Kandy Rain of British politics though? And why haven't I met them?

golden_balls said...

Try to be original iain!

that was done last week with Cameron and Osbourne tsk tsk

Tom said...

A much more polished photoshop! Poor Jedward :-(

JPT said...

Bit too smart I think, the public won't like it.

Tachybaptus said...

Well, yes, it was Labour who started the Jedward comparison, and it has rebounded. Serve them right.

But it does make a sadder and truer point. The original X Factor is the mark we put on the voting form. And just as with the TV show, we get fed with rubbish by people who enrich themselves vastly in the process. In the end, it makes no difference to us who wins.

thespecialone said...

Ian, as you are well connected within Conservative circles, are you going to challenge senior Tories about their responses to the leaking of emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia? It shows that so-called scientists have conned the politicians of all parties and therefore the public. This is massive and is spreading like wild-fire through blogosphere. I hope Cameron takes note of this scam.

Roman said...

Erm, this has already been done by Labour... Really poor.

trevorsden said...

The fact that Labour did it first is fair reason fore doing it now.

The Hadley CRU exposure by hackers should if there was any justice result in a Public Enquiry into the workings of modern British 'Science'.

And on a science related subject - What can be wrong with the workings of our civil engineering inspection regime (and the political responses to it) if 1800 bridges in Cumbria are now to be considered suspect?

R. Blake said...

Yes, to be fair, Labour did it first, and--in my view--to better effect. Darling and Brown are many things, but self-styled boy wonders they are not.

I'd really prefer it if political parties stayed out of farces like Jedward, but then again, the X Factor often reminds me uncannily of our largely decrepit politics.

Richard said...

@Roman erm isn't that the point, their version was pathetic so it's just playing them at their own game

jbw said...

Is this the next expenses type scandal...

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100017393/climategate-the-final-nail-in-the-coffin-of-anthropogenic-global-warming/

Jimmy said...

I wonder if Dave Lightweight and Gideon Wallpaper have any similarly original policy ideas.

quietzapple said...

Such distortions will always recall the "Demon Eyes" posters for which John Major apologised.

You don't think . . that The Sun's latest fiasco against Brown was enough for the time being?

You'll be copying more labour policies soon I expect . . .

DeeDee99 said...

I preferred the Laurel and Hardy posters some of your contributors came up with.

Dick Puddlecote said...

What is this? A tennis match?

Labour copy Private Eye, Tories copy Labour.

Advantage no-one as the major parties go after the vapid vote.

Good grief.

Magical_Mist said...

"And on a science related subject - What can be wrong with the workings of our civil engineering inspection regime (and the political responses to it) if 1800 bridges in Cumbria are now to be considered suspect?"

The only bridges I saw on TV (the only exposure I have ever had to Cumbria I'm afraid) looked relatively old, so would have deteriorated over time. It makes sense to investigate.

Chris said...

Negative campaigning which aims to ridicule your oponents is often counter-productive. The Tories should leave this sort of crap to Labour.

sarah said...

This poster is awful. It's the kind of crap that the public hate.

Are the Tories really trying to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory?

quietzapple said...

Sarah:

Europe is engraved on the hairline of Mr Chameleon, while young Mr Osborne has a few figures his nemesis will decipher no doubt . . .

quietzapple said...

Actually is is Osborne as Dagwood which is most worrying I fear . . .

Malcolm Redfellow said...

I'm fed up with the Punch and Judy politics of Westminster, the name calling, backbiting, point scoring, finger pointing.

Sounded good at the time.

quietzapple said...

Well Malcolm, a positional comment, surely?

SLD 1986?