Put your spade away, Lucy:
Honestly Tories and others desperately mis-quoting what I said. Anyone who heard the whole interview knows I said the opposite.
— Lucy Powell MP (@LucyMPowell) May 5, 2015
Such as the Guardian’s political editor:
Lucy Powell seems to have said Labour promises are not worth the stone they are carved on. A first in politics.
— Patrick Wintour (@patrickwintour) May 5, 2015
And the BBC:
This cheered me up. @LucyMPowell on Edstone – fact promises "carved into stone" doesn't mean "absolutely not going to break them". Really?!!
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) May 5, 2015
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) May 5, 2015
Including their Labour election correspondent:
Has Labs Lucy Powell broken the Edstone? Suggests just because pledges carved in stone doesnt mean he's absolutely not going to break them..
— lucy manning (@lucymanning) May 5, 2015
And the ‘right-wing’ Manchester Evening News:
— Jennifer Williams (@JenWilliamsMEN) May 5, 2015
You can’t misquote her actual words…