DIARY: Labour-Tory greetings card dispute spills over into the public domain

Oh, that mysterious and powerful art of political propaganda. While many of us were left reeling last week following Secret History’s revelations about British secret services’ use of pornographic scandal to discredit Nazi leaders, word reaches us of a more disturbing tool of influence being used right here in Britain.

Oh, that mysterious and powerful art of political propaganda. While

many of us were left reeling last week following Secret History’s

revelations about British secret services’ use of pornographic scandal

to discredit Nazi leaders, word reaches us of a more disturbing tool of

influence being used right here in Britain.



And that dark new method? The postcard. Labour Party spin doctors say

they started it, having printed 500,000 to coincide with the party

conference in Bournemouth this month. The card shows a scene of

Bournemouth pier and, in a quaint old font, offers ’Greetings from

Bournemouth’.



Overleaf is a list of the party’s achievements since coming into

office.



And, of course, an invitation to join the cause.



Meanwhile, the Tories are considering sending birthday cards to people

who have turned 18. But instead of including crazy drinking gags, the

cards will warn the youngsters about the evils of joining the euro.

Apparently their research suggests high levels of eurosceptisicm among

18- to 24-year-olds.



Labour claims the Tories nicked their idea and that they have been

sending cards to 18-year-olds for years. A Labour spokesman said: ’They

seem to be playing catch-up again. I guess it’s rather flattering for

the Tories to copy our ideas, but it’s the message that matters and

until they get that right, no matter how many cards they send out, they

won’t be getting any happy returns from the British people.’



Labour, of course, would never copy any Tory ideas.



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