Twitter is unbearable on weekends at the best of times, but in election season it becomes a soul-destroying sphere of horse sh*t, with thousands of activists sharing grinning pictures and vague platitudes about the reaction ‘on the doorstep’.
Here’s one such interaction Labour won’t be sharing this side of the election, but should probably use in a’ how not to do it’ guide for the next time:
So far it’s had almost half a million views on Facebook. Well Labour did promise millions of conversations on the doorstep…
UKIP offer a“straight talking” free phone number: 0800 587 6 587
Just one problem… It’s busted:
Straight talking? More like straight out of the ‘how not to run a campaign’ play book.
UPDATE: UKIP spinners say they disabled the number last year after it was spammed all day long by Hope Not Hate.
“We will ensure that young people do not lose their voice,” Ed Miliband will tell his audience at Sheffield Hallam university at noon, as he tries to convince traditionally left-leaning under-35s to register to vote. Perhaps not the best choice of venue given the Labour Students branch at the very same university was abolished just six months ago, because they didn’t have enough members to fill their committee positions.
If Labour can’t win over students in Nick ‘Tuition Fees’ Clegg’s own backyard…