Brushed off: Cameron axed from Tory posters – but who’ll replace him… Osborne?!

The Conservatives are to axe David Cameron from their posters, just a month after the infamous airbrushed poster was rolled out across the country.

Today’s Telegraph reports that the Conservatives are to axe David Cameron from their posters, just a month after the infamous airbrushed poster was rolled out across the country.

The decision to quietly drop Cameron from the Tory advertising campaign follows weeks of ridicule at the giant billboards, the MyDavidCameron.com spoof poster generation site receiving hundreds of thousands of hits.

It comes in the wake of a slump in Cameron’s popularity, reported by Left Foot Forward earlier this week. His personal rating fell 9 points to 45% in the 18 months to January; in the same period, Gordon Brown’s rating rose 6 points to 35%.

And it also follows the news last month that the Tories had dropped the idea of putting “David Cameron’s Conservatives” as their official title on ballot papers, as used in their disastrous Ealing Southall by-election defeat.

All of which begs the question of who’ll replace him? “Boy” George Osborne, Chris “gaffe” Grayling, or Billy “baseball cap” Hague?! Answers below…

12 Responses to “Brushed off: Cameron axed from Tory posters – but who’ll replace him… Osborne?!”

  1. Richard Lane

    Cameron axed from Tory posters http://is.gd/8eyD0%5D

  2. Ben Cooper

    RT @leftfootfwd: Brushed off: Cameron axed from Tory posters – but who’ll replace him… http://is.gd/8eyD0

  3. Tudor Evans

    I don't believe it! He says one thing and does another you know! RT @leftfootfwd Brushed off: Cameron axed http://is.gd/8eyD0

  4. Sophie Lavender

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  5. Henry

    Ooo, let’s have a competition about what we’d put on an Osborne poster.

  6. Bill Kristol-Balls

    Anyone see Newswipe the other day? It’s all good but specifically 12:03-12:11 –

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qpkdg/Newswipe_Series_2_Episode_4/

    Now, where have I heard that before (or since, depending on how you look at it).

  7. Bill Kristol-Balls

    How about this –

    http://image.take40.com/300×400/rod_stewart_britt_ekland_400x300.jpg

    Photoshop Michael Gove’s head over Rod’s and have the tagline –

    FANCY A SWEDISH MODEL? VOTE CONSERVATIVE

  8. Will Straw

    Genius, Bill. We might just do that!

  9. Mark

    Surely Gordon Brown? A photo of Brown and the strapline “five more years?” and both Tory and Lib Dem will grab votes. A real shame there wasn’t a new leader and a fresh start when chance arose last summer.

  10. Billy Blofeld

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a poster of Gordon which also celebrated the

    strength and depth of his back office team?

  11. Richard Blogger

    Anyone else listen into Osborne’s stage-managed Facebook “event”?

    He only answered the planted questions. Whenever a question was asked you could strike it off his eight “benchmarks”. Pah!

    One question he refused to answer: in his “benchmark” document Osborne says that he will be “accountable” but nowhere does he say what this will mean. Does he intend to resign when a benchmark is not met? Or does “accountability” mean the same “you get one chance every five years” that we have at the moment?

  12. rob

    Gordon brown….. five more years? Cos things are going soo well!

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