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Labour activists have been busy campaigning in the staunchly Tory seat of Wimbledon recently, releasing a rather bizarre leaflet in the process. To prove its opening claim that “politics is changing”, the leaflet references the fact that Jeremy Corbyn ‘does not own a car’, ‘scarcely drinks alcohol’, and ‘has been vegetarian since working on a pig farm in his youth’.  Guido takes it he’ll be skipping the Pimms at Wimbledon next year then, although the strawberries may be appreciated…

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It then goes on to lay into Osborne by parodying his previous budget in a dismal attempt at satire. The Chancellor is quoted as saying the budget “will ensure working families earning over £100,000 will be as much as £406 better off a year”, whereas people earning less than £20,000 will be worse off, and will ‘”just have to get along with less”. The piece closes with “Note*: This is satire”. Is it? If you have to tell someone it’s a joke then it probably isn’t very funny…


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