March 11th, 2013

Mike Freer v 38 Degrees

As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun column, one Tory MP is seeking revenge after having his inbox flooded with identical emails from 38 Degrees. Here is Mike Freer’s get-your-own-back email to colleagues in full:


All of us have our in-boxes flooded with campaign emails from 38 degrees. I have identified the email addresses of their Executive Director and their Campaign Manager. My office will be copying each of my responses on their recent NHS campaign to them so they too can experience having their in box clogged with identically worded emails.  Although it is extra work for our staff to have to send individual replies and blind copy 38 degrees, it may help us prove a point if we all do the same.

The email addresses are:

David Babbs, Executive Director – em:
Becky Jarvis, Campaign Manager – em:


Mike Freer MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for Finchley & Golders Green
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

Not a minute of taxpayer’s time wasted in his office…


  1. 1
    Labour: A wholly owned subsidiary of Unite says:

    Shall I email them too?

  2. 2

    It’s their unprofessionalism I admire…

  3. 3
    Fool says:


    He should rise above the children to make his point.

  4. 4
    Tit 4 Tat in the Playground says:

    So, he is no better than them then. Hardly the way to take the moral high ground..

  5. 5
    Spamming Tory says:

    Shall we all send a message to them?

  6. 6
    Labour: A wholly owned subsidiary of Unite says:

    Yeah but it’s fun

  7. 7

    It is the level to expect there now unfortunately.

  8. 8
    El Presidente (deceased) says:

    I certainly agree with his actions.

  9. 9
    A Lawyer says:

    Spamming Is a criminal offence!

  10. 10
    Chuka Boots Dave. But is Blanchflower a bovver boot? says:

  11. 11
    Butch ZioFirster Bumboy Dave says:

    38 degrees? That’s manmade Global Warming! The fucking huskies are melting!

    Pay yer CO2 taxes, fucking plebs!

  12. 12
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    Anything that attacks the disgusting Labour Party is to be welcomed.

  13. 13
    Popeye says:

    Much too busy texting and sending e-mails.

  14. 14
    Joanne says:

    Yeah. Grow up Mike, there’s a good chap. Just contact 38Degrees and ask them to kindlyrefrain from sending you so muchliterature

  15. 15
    Lord Mountbottom says:

    I’ll be flooding Becky’s inbox given half the chance.

  16. 16

  17. 17
    ZioFirster, Marxist, Tax Evader and UK's next PM Ed Miliband says:


  18. 18
    Dial I 4 IPSA says:

    Good to see our parliamentarians making good use of their taxpayer funded staff. NOT!!

  19. 19
    Hugo Chavez says:

    Jhoo are a donkey, Mr Freer!

  20. 20
    non-lawyers says:

    Lawyering is a criminal offence, full of offensive criminals

  21. 21
    Vince No-Memoryman says:

    I have never emailed or spoken to anyone, even Vicky. Now go away as I’m sleepy.

  22. 22
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Of course, Guido wouldn’t be looking for us to join the fray and put OUR tuppen’orth in to 38 Degrees as well, hoping to spark something between them and him over the practice of flooding inboxes? Perish the thought! Not our beamish boy! He’s not that kind of sort of spiteful lad, is he?

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    BY the state already owns RBS and Lloyds. Why does it need another?

  24. 24
    Lard Pressclot says:

    But I’ve already eaten in every branch in Britain!!!

  25. 25

    Robbie Enthoven has done a good job. He took me to eat in the first one in 1994 and I have been a fan ever since.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Well I’ve just e-mailed em for fun.

  27. 27
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) from his sickbed says:

    I can’t do anything either Vince as I am on my sickbed trying to avoid a Portsmouth Council investigation into my predatory sexual habits. Boaz.

  28. 28
    old git says:

    On the contrary, an effective means of communication to an organisation which clearly believes in e-bombardment itself ..

  29. 29
    Spamming Tory says:

    I’ve just enrolled them for Readers Digest

  30. 30
    The Moral Highground says:

    I’ve never been held by anyone from Labour either

  31. 31
    FatMouthyBintWatch says:

    No doubt Flabbott has eaten the entire menu in one sitting and submitted the Nandos reciept to the expense account.

  32. 32
    Jimmy says:

    Of course 38 degrees may have to ask its supporters to ask him not to do it.

  33. 33
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    I think Mike Freer has a point, trying to run an office with a clogged up inbox is impossible. The only soloution is to delete the e-mails. 38 degrees have an impertinence, the same as everyone else who does it. They should expect to have their e-mails deleted.

  34. 34
    Justanotherjack says:

    Only a few *huge* data-protection problems for Mike Free in his role as an official Data Controller with that approach.

  35. 35
    Potless Former Nigerian Prince says:

    I’ve got a great business proposition for them.

  36. 36

    Gotta blockage in me outbox duckies!

  37. 37
    Fishy says:

    Aah Blanchflower the discredited friend of the Son of the Manse. Gordon’s favourite economist – he who predicted 3.5 million unemployed by now

  38. 38
    Welsh activist. says:

    Lol, will be waiting a long time for their introductory pack to arrive though.

  39. 39
    Mike "I'm" Freer MP says:

    “trying to run an office with a clogged up inbox is impossible”

    How very dare you.

  40. 40
    Jimmy says:

    They’re not sending him any literature. He’s complaining about the fact that they encourage members of the public to contact him.

  41. 41
    Junkie says:

    Can he not mark them as sending “junk mail”?
    Then once a week press delete all in the junk mail folder.

  42. 42
    Mosad says:

    That has the added advantage of having a good excuse if Freer fails to respond to constituents. “Apologies for not replying, it must have gone into my junk folder.”

  43. 43
    blah says:

    It is not spamming – entirely legit for an MP to copy the campaign director with responses to an email instigated by that campaign

  44. 44
    Earl of Croydon says:

    The funnisest ever Masterchef (when presented by Lloyd Grossman) was when his Lordship was a guest judge. All of the other judges take a spoon or fork full.
    Lord P thought the idea was to finish off every plate.
    Grossman had to fairly drag him (Iif only he were strong enough) to then next dish.
    Propbably loses a lot in translation, but was television gold.

  45. 45
    Alf Garnett says:

    I suppose it does need a deluge of emails to catch the attention of MPs and draw them away from their customary pursuits of peculation, groping, lying, pursuing “outside interests” and brown-nosing their Parties for preferment.

    I’m working out how to do it to my MP when she completely ignores my polite letter, typed on the finest paper, signed by fountain pen and posted First Class at a cost of 60 pence.

  46. 46
    DaveCoburn says:

    I wondered how effective 38 Degrees were. If they have an M.P. irritated enough to leave the trough and hit out, they must be getting through. I shall join them and sign a petition immediately.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    I am a 38 degrees supporter. Sometimes individual MPs are contacted, sometimes a petition is sent to a Minister.
    As there are hundreds of MPs, the ratio of “contact your MP” e mails should mean that they each receive no more than a few, if that. As Mike Freer’s in box is so cluttered lots of 38 degrees supporters must live in Finchley or Golders Green! He receives e mails free of charge but this retaliatory measure is paid for by the tax-payer. I shall be pointing this out, as he is my MP.

    Incidentally when I get replies to e mails sent through 38 degrees they are clearly government-generated letters, not personal.

  48. 48
    Edinburgh Scrounging Student going for a jog up Brown's arsehole says:

    Jog on fatso! I have 25 degrees zo that I can say do u want flies with ur whopper? I am now embarking on a history course for 10 year olds. Keep paying ur taxes! Suckers!

  49. 49
    Julian says:

    Pathetic! They are not emails from 38 degrees but from his constituents. They’ll be noting his contempt for them at the next election.

  50. 50
    q says:

    well we cannot allow opposition to the nasty nazi party can we???? fuck off turds

  51. 51
    Bones says:

    IT dumb Arse!

    The answer to this problem is simple. You write ONE e-mail that states your position as an MP on the issue and set it as an autoreply to those identically worded e-mails then count how many you get and PERHAPS just perhaps consider your position further based on the views that your constituents hold on the matter.

  52. 52
    Clown Shoes says:

    It’s just KFC with cutlery.

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