Tory spending cut ad disarray

Left Foot Forward reported this morning on Labour’s press conference where the confusion over Conservative spending cut plans were laid bare.

The Tories attempted to retaliate this afternoon with Craig Elder, Online Communities Editor, tweeting at 12.46:

“How we’re using social media and Google ads to highlight Labour’s backfiring attack on spending cuts: //twitpic.com/10uotg #LabourChaos”


But the chaos appears to be in the Conservative camp. When you click on the “Labour chaos on cuts” Google ad shown in the pic above you link to … a blank page.

The lack of substance in the Tory spending cut ad is clearly an allegory for their own spending cut plans.

UPDATE 16.14

Liberal Conspiracy have also noticed this cock up. Sunny Hundal asks, “Who’s going to pay for the hundreds, possibly thousands of pounds wasted?”

UPDATE 16.37

Big sigh of relief in CCHQ as the google ad has now been restored. As tweeted by ConwayW:

“@johnprescott @leftfootfwd The Tories flash google ad working now but enjoyable while it lasted”

14 Responses to “Tory spending cut ad disarray”

  1. Su Mih Nao

    RT @stuartbruce RT @leftfootfwd D Tory's flash google ads take U straight through 2 a blank page! Whoops //jrn.rs.0sp.in #toryfail 🙂

  2. Matthew Gregg

    RT @leftfootfwd The Tory's google ads take you straight through to a blank page! //bit.ly/b6s9Uw (like labour could do any better)

  3. Jessica Asato

    RT @leftfootfwd: The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  4. Emma Gillan

    RT @JohnPrescott: Another #ToryAdFail RT @leftfootfwd The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  5. isaac kurira

    RT @JohnPrescott: Another #ToryAdFail RT @leftfootfwd The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  6. Ben Cooper

    RT @JohnPrescott: Another #ToryAdFail RT @leftfootfwd The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  7. Jayu

    You should encourage as many people as possible to click the link. As every time someone clicks on the link the Tory party have to pay Google. That is unless the connections they have with Google allow them free advertising.

  8. ConwayW

    RT @leftfootfwd: The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  9. Matthew McGregor

    Yikes RT @BevaniteEllie: RT @leftfootfwd The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  10. j locke

    the link works for me check your browser…!

  11. GESwan

    RT @JohnPrescott: Another #ToryAdFail RT @leftfootfwd The Tory's flash google ads take you straight through to a blank page! Whoops //bit.ly/b6s9Uw

  12. TVI Pay It Forward

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