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According to Alistair Campbells Twitter...

 

gutted can't make Labour NHS event tomorrow. One of my heroes going to be there backing the party. Gary Barlow small fry by comparison

 

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we are talking big. I mean mega. Could be highlight of campaign ... and I'll be stuck in London reading Cameron/Clegg economy speeches.

 

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Nobody has guessed the legend who will be backing Labour tomorrow. One clue - he was John Lennon's hero too

 

http://twitter.com/campbellclaret

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It really was. Has things got so bad that no celebrity wanted to get involved and labour had to call the local agency to what was available.

 

ha ha ha, Labour are a laughing stock under Brown. If only they'd kept Tony Blair they'd still be in government come may 7th in my opinion.:D

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LOL at this from the BBC Election twitter:

 

Conservative Party chairman Eric Pickles tweets: Labour's celeb guest, dead and buried just like their election campaign, actually this Elvis has more life than their campaign. John Prescott's response: To be fair, there have probably been more sightings of Elvis than either Osborne or Grayling in this election!

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I've just seen it on the news, if you thought Nick Griffin's St George was weird yesterday, then what was that? "The Wonder of you" sung by Elvis with Mrs Brown joining in.

 

What was it he said, "If you want someone serious, I'm your Man". What would Harold Wilson, Kier Hardie and Nye Bevin make of that Elvis nonsense?:rolleyes:

 

I'm starting to come to the opinion that Alister Campbell and Mandy want to humilate Brown, as pay back for his treatment of Blair. What other reason was there for that? Perhaps I've got a "Suspious mind", but if Brown continues like this, he's going to come "way down" on polling day.

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I get the irony, but an Elvis impersonator is more Granny's 70th Birthday Party than General Election.

I can see a lot of ridiculing coming Labour's way tomorrow...

 

Mainly from people too thick to get the fact that Labour is having a swipe at all those people who think 'celebs' add gravitas to a campaign.

 

Gary Barlowe FFS :rolleyes:

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Mainly from people too thick to get the fact that Labour is having a swipe at all those people who think 'celebs' add gravitas to a campaign.

 

Gary Barlowe FFS :rolleyes:

 

But clearly celebrities do encourage many to vote. I bet you some people will vote for the Tories purely because Gary Barlow says to. That Elvis thing looked ridiculous.

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To be perfectly honest the labour party so far has roped in Eddie Izzard and Sean Pertwee for their election broadcasts with David Tennant voiceovers so they're hardly in a position to complain about celebrity.

Word.

 

I found the Eddie Izzard one quite disturbing.

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Mainly from people too thick to get the fact that Labour is having a swipe at all those people who think 'celebs' add gravitas to a campaign.

 

Gary Barlowe FFS :rolleyes:

 

I understand that they were taking the mick out of that idea that 'celebrity sells', but as revolution saint has pointed out, Labour's got a fair few celebrities in already to help the cause so far anyway, and now they come out and say "oh no, you shouldn't get celebrities to influence politics, that's naughty and bad". What a load of hypocritical bullsh!t.

 

FWIW, the general public are morons. They'll buy anything with a celebrity's face plastered on it, and that's obviously extended to politics now. The American presidential election was exactly the same, with various celebrities coming out to back the Obama/Biden campaign and the McCain/Palin campaign. Is it really Eddie Izzard, David Tennant or whoever else's place to say who we should vote for? They are actors/comedians/singers/writers/models/athletes/whatever, they are not politicians and they should stick to what they do, and that is not politics.

 

What does it say about the state of our country when we have to rope in famous celebrities to galvanise people to vote? I know that it's happened in the past, and it will almost certainly happen in the future, but I don't think it's moral.

 

That's politics for ya :rolleyes:

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Mainly from people too thick to get the fact that Labour is having a swipe at all those people who think 'celebs' add gravitas to a campaign.

 

Gary Barlowe FFS :rolleyes:

 

Don't give me that. Do you remember 1997? The fact of the matter is that nobody famous wants to associate themselves with Brown or Labour.

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I understand that they were taking the mick out of that idea that 'celebrity sells', but as revolution saint has pointed out, Labour's got a fair few celebrities in already to help the cause so far anyway, and now they come out and say "oh no, you shouldn't get celebrities to influence politics, that's naughty and bad". What a load of hypocritical bullsh!t.

 

FWIW, the general public are morons. They'll buy anything with a celebrity's face plastered on it, and that's obviously extended to politics now. The American presidential election was exactly the same, with various celebrities coming out to back the Obama/Biden campaign and the McCain/Palin campaign. Is it really Eddie Izzard, David Tennant or whoever else's place to say who we should vote for? They are actors/comedians/singers/writers/models/athletes/whatever, they are not politicians and they should stick to what they do, and that is not politics.

 

What does it say about the state of our country when we have to rope in famous celebrities to galvanise people to vote? I know that it's happened in the past, and it will almost certainly happen in the future, but I don't think it's moral.

 

That's politics for ya :rolleyes:

 

Since when have politics and morals worked comfortably together?

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Mainly from people too thick to get the fact that Labour is having a swipe at all those people who think 'celebs' add gravitas to a campaign.

 

Gary Barlowe FFS :rolleyes:

 

Errrrm those with short memories?

 

How about Tony Blair in the run up to the '97 election? Seem to recall he had many a celeb come out and support him? Even recall him having a meeting post election with all his supporters (including Noel Gallagher) at no. 10

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Errrrm those with short memories?

 

How about Tony Blair in the run up to the '97 election? Seem to recall he had many a celeb come out and support him? Even recall him having a meeting post election with all his supporters (including Noel Gallagher) at no. 10

 

But that was 13 years ago!

 

If we're remembering back that far - well, Black Wednesday anyone?

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If you withdrew your head from your blue-tinted backside, you will see that we were discussing things that happened many years ago.

 

OK?

 

We were discussing parties and leaders parading themselves with celebrities. So are you saying that because Labour did it 13 years ago that didn't count, or are you just a tad bitter the best your lot can do is an overweight Elvis impersonator?

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We were discussing parties and leaders parading themselves with celebrities. So are you saying that because Labour did it 13 years ago that didn't count, or are you just a tad bitter the best your lot can do is an overweight Elvis impersonator?

 

You are a bit slow on the uptake sometimes, aren't you?

 

I was simply (so you should have got it) pointing out that lots of things happened many years ago that were embarrassing.

 

Like celebrity endorsement and Black Wednesday.

 

Got it now?

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You are a bit slow on the uptake sometimes, aren't you?

 

I was simply (so you should have got it) pointing out that lots of things happened many years ago that were embarrassing.

 

Like celebrity endorsement and Black Wednesday.

 

Got it now?

 

black wednesday, bit like a day at the office compared to 12 months ago

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You are a bit slow on the uptake sometimes, aren't you?

 

I was simply (so you should have got it) pointing out that lots of things happened many years ago that were embarrassing.

 

Like celebrity endorsement and Black Wednesday.

 

Got it now?

 

I see, so it was OK when Labour did it, but it's not OK now they can't get anyone.

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I see, so it was OK when Labour did it, but it's not OK now they can't get anyone.

 

Oh FFS - what did I just say :rolleyes:

 

I said:

 

"I was simply (so you should have got it) pointing out that lots of things happened many years ago that were embarrassing."

 

So you're arguing against yourself because I opined that it was embarrasing then and not that it was OK then.

 

Got it this time?

 

 

 

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