Remember Jenny Jones? The Green Party candidate for London mayor doesn’t get much airtime these days, but she popped up yesterday after gleefully falling for a hoax . Having received an email Christmas card from “Nig@UKIP” – how inventive – claiming to be from the UKIP leader and bearing a Holocaust-denying cartoon by the infamous Sylvia Stolz, Jones asked:
Seen the Xmas card from 'Nig' (aka Nigel Farage) @UKIP? 2 men. 1: Do you still believe in holocaust? 2: Do you still believe in Father Xmas?
— Jenny Jones (@GreenJennyJones) January 3, 2013
Guido hears the Guardian fell for the Most Obvious Hoax of the Century hook line and sinker as well, chasing the party for a comment before being laughed off the telephone. No apology from Jenny yet. Guido wouldn’t recommend she reads any emails asking her to urgently send money somewhere…
UPDATE: Jones admits her naivety, still no apology though:
You're right to imply I'm v trusting @GuidoFawkes But aren't you curious about hoaxer? UKIP has asked me for the card. Did others get it?
— Jenny Jones (@GreenJennyJones) January 4, 2013