Raab to face the wrath of Dale?

Tory blogger Iain Dale was spitting blood yesterday over the tactics of lobby groups like 38 Degrees in the wake of Raab-gate, yet today it has emerged that Tory MPs - including Raab - have been engaged in precisely the same practice he and Dale both abhor: cloning the same email in replies to constituents.

Tory blogger Iain Dale was spitting blood yesterday over the tactics of lobby groups like 38 Degrees in the wake of Raab-gate, yet today it has emerged that Tory MPs – including Raab – have been engaged in precisely the same practice he and Dale both abhor: cloning the same email in replies to constituents.

Dozens of Tory MPs sent exactly the same email in response to concerns about the BBC being under threat – with Raab himself cloning almost word-for-word the standard Tory response email then sending it on, rather similar to what he’s attacking 38 Degrees members for doing.

The cloned email reads:

“The Government fully supports the BBC and wants it to remain the cornerstone of UK public service broadcasting.

“However, I also strongly believe that the BBC can and should be doing more to ensure value for money for the taxpayer.”

The question now is: will the beacon of the Tory Party blogosphere now turn his guns on these errannt MPs? And will Raab self flagellate?!

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24 Responses to “Raab to face the wrath of Dale?”

  1. graham

    RT @leftfootfwd: Raab to face the wrath of Dale? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  2. Bee Flaherty

    RT @leftfootfwd: Raab to face the wrath of Dale? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  3. Claire Spencer

    Would that they were so consistent… RT @leftfootfwd: Raab to face the wrath of Dale? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  4. Bee Flaherty

    @flayman Doesnt this include the statement you had in response to BBC letter? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  5. Jonathan Sheppard

    Surely if you send a standardised unpersonal email expect a standardised unpersonal response? No?

  6. aggy hall

    RT @leftfootfwd: Raab to face the wrath of Dale? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

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  8. Shamik Das

    #CloneDemNation: Raab to face the wrath of @iaindale? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L (via @leftfootfwd)

  9. T_i_B

    RT @leftfootfwd: Raab to face the wrath of Dale? http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  10. Will Straw

    Yesterday @IainDale berated @38_degrees for sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  11. Joss Garman

    RT @wdjstraw: Yesterday @IainDale berated @38_degrees for sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  12. andy c

    RT @wdjstraw: Yesterday @IainDale berated @38_degrees for sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

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  14. T_i_B

    RT @wdjstraw: Yesterday @IainDale berated @38_degrees for sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  15. Tory Bear

    tenuous, its more the fact 38Degrees actively encourage spamming constantly and make it very easy to do rather than a MP taking the line.

  16. Kerry Abel

    RT @wdjstraw: Yesterday @IainDale berated @38_degrees for sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  17. Lady Muck

    @christinamartin @assonga sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  18. Andy Sutherland

    RT @wdjstraw: Yesterday @IainDale berated @38_degrees for sending cloned emails to Dominic Raab MP. But Raab sends cloned emails too! http://bit.ly/bJBM6L

  19. Josh

    Personally I don’t see the problem with cloning emails in reply to something as long as they answer the question asked of them, MPs shouldn’t be forced to add a personal touch just for the hell of it. 38 Degrees cloning emails and sending them all to the same person just made that person irritable whereas the person that receives it in this case will be satisfied as it has answered the question.

  20. Simon

    “And will Raab self-flagellate?”

    Baxter Basics strikes again!

  21. Mr. Sensible

    Unbelievable!

  22. genes

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