Has Peter Mandelson been replaced by Goebbels?


The Tory candidate for the heavily Jewish constituency of Finchley and Golders Green, Andrew Mennear, says the poster will cause offence because it is distasteful for a Jew to be associated with a pig “I am shocked the Labour Party finds it remotely clever or amusing to impose the faces of probably the two highest profile Jewish politicians on to flying pigs.” A kosher source at the Board of Deputies of British Jews says the posters “really aren’t the wisest things we’ve ever seen”.

You couldn’t make it up – another poster is said to depict Howard as a Shylock-type character hunched over a watch and chain. Please someone – email or fax the image to Guido.

UPDATE: Apparently Trevor Beattie’s ad agency TBWA, not Goebbels, is responsible for the poster and he couldn’t give a FCUK.


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Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”

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