Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign

The No campaign were yesterday implying people who follow them on Twitter support them, including a number of Yes campaigners, some whose Twitter photo features the "Yes!" logo.

Another day, another gaffe: The No2AV campaign exaggerate their support. Again

Not content with falsely labelling several Labour MPs as supporters and stretching the facts about Australia’s experience of the alternative vote, the No2AV campaign were yesterday implying people who follow them on Twitter are advocates of their cause – among them a number of Yes campaigners and people whose Twitter photo features the “YES!” logo.


Pictured above is a screengrab showing Daniel Brett as a No supporter; upon seeing it, he tweeted:

“RT @yesinmay Tagged: @danbrettukhttp://twitpic.com/3xqrwk << I’ve gone over to the darkside. Apparently.”

Other reformers cited by the No campaign include Barry McComish, who tweeted:

“Its nice of @NO2AV listing my avatar as a supporter of their campaign especially when it has a #Yes2AV banner. I clearly support @YesInMay

Then:

@NO2AV Can you please remove my avatar from your website as I do not support your campaign. I am a firm supporter of the #Yes2AV campaign.”

And:

@DBirkin @NO2AV @YesInMay Following them isn’t supporting them & they shouldn’t list me w/out permission. I’ve been falsely represented.”

They also had a picture of Richard Robinson, whose Twitter profile states, very clearly:

“West Mids Organiser Yes to Fairer Votes

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9 Responses to “Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign”

  1. John Edginton

    RT @leftfootfwd: Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign: http://bit.ly/hKFUpJ reports @ShamikDas #Yes2AV @YesInMay

  2. Luke Walter

    RT @leftfootfwd: Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign: http://bit.ly/hKFUpJ reports @ShamikDas #Yes2AV @YesInMay

  3. Norvik_1602

    RT @leftfootfwd: Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign: http://bit.ly/hKFUpJ reports @ShamikDas #Yes2AV @YesInMay

  4. Shamik Das

    RT @leftfootfwd: Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign: http://bit.ly/hKFUpJ reports @ShamikDas #Yes2AV @YesInMay

  5. Samuel Palin

    RT @leftfootfwd: Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign: http://bit.ly/hKFUpJ reports @ShamikDas #Yes2AV @YesInMay

  6. Deborah Segalini

    This is quite funny! RT @leftfootfwd Another day, another gaffe for the No2AV campaign: http://bit.ly/hKFUpJ reports @ShamikDas #Yes2AV

  7. Dan Hodges

    Guido makes a good point here http://tinyurl.com/5renkey about
    LFF here http://tinyurl.com/4wz5g9k. Thought LFF valued their independence.

  8. Will Slater

    Still not sure how AV is fair, not convinced at all

  9. DBirkin

    It was a simple script to scroll through followers of no2av . Only people on the map were advocates.

    Let’s grow up a bit.

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