Friday, December 09, 2005

The latest Labour email propaganda missive

Just hit the inbox. From Jo Brand (remember her?). It begins thusly:

"Hello,

I'm Jo, a Labour supporter and you may have seen me on telly. Have you noticed the big news this week?

David Cameron (Dave to his friends), an old Etonian distantly related to the Queen, has been elected leader of the Conservative Party."
Would this be an email from the same Labour party whose own leader went to the Scottish public school Fettes? The same Labour party whose leader's old housemaster is David Cameron's old headmaster?

And would this be the same Jo Brand who went to the (now closed) fee-paying girls' school Beresford House in Sussex?

And, more importantly, would where any of these people went to school actually matter for shit?

Or would this merely be yet another attempt to use the tired tactic of stirring up class antagonisms and resentments in a desperate, hypocritical attempt to hang on to power?

7 Comments:

Blogger DFH said...

Does she say anything about the NHS in her email? She is after all a rather big-boned former winner of the Smokers' Rights Champion of the Year award, and therefore not the sort of person Labour’s health service would want much to do with.

12/09/2005 06:24:00 pm  
Blogger Devil's Kitchen said...

Woo! My headmaster was David Cameron's headmaster and Blair's housemaster... er... beat that!

DK

12/09/2005 06:41:00 pm  
Blogger Jonn Elledge said...

Anyone else reckon he's still bitter about Howard's "this grammar school boy" comment?

12/09/2005 07:24:00 pm  
Blogger Phil said...

Or would this merely be yet another attempt to use the tired tactic of stirring up class antagonisms and resentments

Not as such - New Labour don't do class any more than they do God. This is straightforward populism - an appeal to ordinary decent British people, who are united by (a) not being old Etonians (b) being ordinary and decent and (c) vote Labour! The last person who tried this approach was Kilroy, although he gave us full-strength populism rather than a homeopathic dilution (very New Labour...).

12/10/2005 10:14:00 am  
Blogger Devil's Kitchen said...

Jo Brand can fuck right off...

DK

12/10/2005 06:21:00 pm  
Blogger MuppetLord said...

It's a good thing I don't vote Labour.

12/10/2005 07:53:00 pm  
Blogger Steve Smith said...

Looks like Thunderbirds new junk mail engine is working properly. Check this image out.
http://fileserver3.jpghosting.com/images/jo_brand_labour_2c9d9e42c85df7ef348a7f3f83c9b8f2.jpg

12/11/2005 10:33:00 pm  

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