Nasty party: Tory poster spoof swaps humour for bile

The nasty party is back. The ConservativeHome's new poster spoof website exchanges humour for bile.

After three rounds of Tory poster spoofs, ConservativeHome have today launched their own spoof website of a spoof website of Conservative posters.

Confused? They seem to be, exchanging humour with bile, mocking anyone on benefits as being scroungers and suggesting that the Labour government is on the side of burglars. You can take a look for yourself at the new site, ‘I’ve never voted Labour before‘.

But even a spoof of a spoof can be spoofed.

And we wouldn’t be Left Foot Forward without a good stat so (hat-tip @Jessica_Asato):

Benefit fraud: 0.6% of expenditure, including error = c£2.7bn. Tax havens = c£18.5bn: http://bit.ly/apTU9A <why I don’t like @mylabourposter

32 Responses to “Nasty party: Tory poster spoof swaps humour for bile”

  1. Mehdi Hasan

    Will (and Jess) – the problem is that this Labour government has spent most of the past thirteen years cracking down on benefit fraud rather than tax avoidance!

  2. Political Scrapbook

    If you screw your eyes up the poppies almost look like Labour roses 😉

  3. Simon James

    RT @leftfootfwd: The Nasty Party: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  4. Ellie Gellard

    RT @leftfootfwd: The Nasty Party: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  5. Carol Roper

    why#ivenevervotedtory via@leftfootfwd: Nasty Party Tory poster spoofs swap humour 4 bile w/attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  6. Sam the Drummer

    RT @leftfootfwd: TheNastyParty: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi #sameoldtories

  7. Brian Duggan

    If CCHQ is controlling Tories online messages, this all seems like a strange way to appeal to the centre http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

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  9. James Cowley

    RT @TheBrianDuggan: If CCHQ controls Tory online messages, this all seems like a strange way to appeal to the centre http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  10. He's Spartacus

    I don’t think this is going to make much difference on the doorstep.™

  11. GetLabourOut

    How hypocritical can you be?? Oh it’s down to context! Rubbish!

    How come they are funny when aimed at the Tories but not so when aimed at Labour? This is the sort of hypocrisy I thought (hoped) Labour had started getting rid of. Looks like I was wrong.

    Love to hear your views on this comment from Jessica Asato on the vandalism of a poster http://www.twitpic.com/11×136

    Or is it okay as long as you are Labour? Oh and my money’s on you not posting this!

  12. Sam Hogarth

    RT @leftfootfwd The Nasty Party: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  13. GetLabourOut

    Impressed – or you aren’t moderating 😉

  14. Natasha Wynarczyk

    RT @Jessica_Asato: RT @leftfootfwd: The Nasty Party: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  15. Andy Taylor

    RT @leftfootfwd: The Nasty Party: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  16. Will Straw

    GetLabourOut – You’re very welcome here. We welcome dissent, just not abuse and you’re a polite Tory by the looks of things!

    Mehdi – Labour certainly hasn’t done enough on tax avoidance, I agree, but it has made some efforts including the requirement for firms to report any new tax avoidance schemes they invent. And it would be wrong to ignore benefit fraud altogether. A fair tax and benefits system means fair on cheats at both ends of the income spectrum.

  17. Quietzapple

    From the ToryGuardian recently:

    ‘No 10 said it had been engaged in a “twin track” approach for some time, working with the EU and “leading the way” in efforts within the OECD. It said UK officials had persuaded Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands to share information.’

    Some time likely 13 years. And remarkable that there is any prospect of international co-operation on the matter. The PM’s leadership of the G20 was not without its effects, despite the wishes of the various anti HMG groups here.

    I think I’d ask the foreign based billionaires for their opinions . . . ooops . . . . their donations already answer that one. Sir Richard seems to have had enough too . . .

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  19. kevin doran

    RT @leftfootfwd: The Nasty Party: Tory poster spoofs swap humour for bile with attack on those on benefits http://bit.ly/d7Y9mi

  20. Mister Jabberwock

    Do you not recogise that there could be a the difference between benfit fraud which is a crime of the claimant and benefit trap which is a crime of the state.

    Creating a situation which infantalises people by making it unrealistic for them to seek to be self reliant by making any efforts on their own part very unlikley to ever improve their lot; leaving them with “this is how it is” lives, free of hope or aspiration – in that situation benefit dependency is the only rational step.

    It costs us all a fortune, (many times benefit fraud I am sure), but for those who find themselves in that situation, it costs them much much more.

  21. Billy Blofeld

    The poster spoofs are just tapping into the views of the country.

    We now find there are 8.08 million economically inactive people in the UK – that is 21% of the working age population and that is a disgrace!!

    Given the additional massive increase in government employees, it seems that there is just one bloke called Dave working in a garage in Stevenage who is left alone as the token person operating within the commercial part of the UK economy.

    Labour’s policies are to just keep on taxing Dave more and more, whilst giving away money to the rest of the country.

    Is it really any wonder why so many people hate Labour!?

  22. Mr. Sensible

    “mocking anyone on benefits as being scroungers and suggesting that the Labour government is on the side of burglars.”

    Oh Dear, sounds like the Tories are starting a spoof ‘class war!’

  23. truthmonkey

    At the risk of disloyalty, I have to say, you’re right. Some of the spoof Cameron posters were funny; I’ve yet to see a spoof Labour Party poster than makes me do anything other than cringe.

    Hopefully, by satirizing to the Cameron posters, you’ve added a few to the Tory vote.

  24. Rob

    “They seem to be, exchanging humour with bile, … suggesting that the Labour government is on the side of burglars.”

    Evidence-based blogging: Since June 2007, Gordon Brown and Will’s dad have given 7,000 burglars early release (http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/docs/ecl-releases-recalls-december-2009.xls).

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  26. Mellie Agon

    GetLabourOut:

    You think racism like this:
    http://mylabourposter.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a8abc3e4970b0120a8adbc75970b-pi
    …is funny??

    It’s vile.

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  28. NONE OF THE ABOVE

    “Confused? They seem to be, exchanging humour with bile, mocking anyone on benefits as being scroungers and suggesting that the Labour government is on the side of burglars.”

    No, they suggest that the benefits scroungers will continue voting Labour because they don’t want to lose all their benefits and (gasp) have to get a job (if the tories don’t make everybody redundant, that is) Note how Frank Gallagher from “shameless” is on the poster? It’s a bit of a clue, guys.

    And even if they ARE suggesting Labour are soft on criminals, even to the point of being “on their side” how is that “bile”? How many times have you heard of criminals being released when they shouldn’t be and then going on to commit more crimes? As far as I can see, it’s pretty damn accurate.

    The anti-cameron posters were far better-looking, and funnier, but if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out!

  29. Sharon

    i love it! its worth a try though.

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  31. dave bown

    We can all see the desperation in the tories now that they have resorted to personal attacks. hopefully people will see it for what it is and it will backfire on them
    Cameron and Osbourne have never had any governmental responsibilities and their inexperience makes them unsuitable for the job.
    please together make up a list of requirements we want from a leader and see how many boxes you can tick for Cameron lol.
    Whatever we mak think now is not the time to vote in inexperienced people to resolve our current difficulties

  32. George

    Yay!!!! ….Nasty Party is back!!!!

    All is well with the world!!!!

    Let Nastiness Rule!!! …. we love it!!!

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