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to think banksy has gone too far this time?

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Dandandandandandandan Mon 05-Jun-17 21:39:56

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Mon 05-Jun-17 21:41:17


I thought yiu weren't allowed to take photos in the polling stations

MovingtoParadise Mon 05-Jun-17 21:41:57

He's an artist <shrugs>, they do weird shit

Really doubt it would influence the vote

Lovely picture

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Mon 05-Jun-17 21:43:05

Tis nice moving

Dandandandandandandan Mon 05-Jun-17 21:43:23

exactly. and loathe or love the tories, it's not ok to influence people in that way.

TizzyDongue Mon 05-Jun-17 21:43:30

I like the picture.

Dandandandandandandan Mon 05-Jun-17 21:44:21

see, i think lots of people would think it'd be worth a lot, moving.

FrancisCrawford Mon 05-Jun-17 21:44:33

Can't get worked about that

Oysterbabe Mon 05-Jun-17 21:47:02

I'm in the right area and could get one but probably won't. I can't see it changing people's mind on who to vote for.

Edsheeranalbumparty Mon 05-Jun-17 21:47:27

I saw this earlier and thought it was a spoof? What a load of bollocks.

Juliet11 Mon 05-Jun-17 21:48:04

I think Banksy is doing the responsible thing to save our country from a Tory government. It is the public duty of anyone who is aware of the lies that are being peddled and the constant message from the media of "vote Tory" by smearing Corbyn to try and make people think for themselves and seek out the facts. Unless you're extremely rich you will find that life gets more difficult with a Tory Government and all their plans for further unnecessary cuts that will bring the NHS, public service and etc to their knees. I hope that everyone is working through both manifestos carefully and that the media (who are owned by self serving millionaires) play no part in these decisions as they are duping many people into believing that the Tories will improve their lives and scaremongering with fake news about Jeremy Corbyn. Just remember the lies on the side if the bus during Brexit, we can't let people be duped this time, it is so important! Banksy gets my respect for making people think about the alternative .. as well as Noam Chomsky and Stephen Hawkins who have endorsed Labour and Bernie Sanders who hasn't been touring the UK speaking positively about Corbyn. It is the responsible thing to do.

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 05-Jun-17 21:48:24

Controversial artist does something controversial.

Creampastry Mon 05-Jun-17 21:48:45

What an arse

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Mon 05-Jun-17 21:48:57

People on mumsnet seem to get very cheesed off if anyone infers that people are being 'duped" into voting a certain way

So with that in mind i am going to say that obviously British voters wouldn't vote for a party they didn't support just to get a free picture

<plus i dont live in those areas so i cant do it sad>

<not that i would do that obviously >

LockedOutOfMN Mon 05-Jun-17 21:49:02

Yes, I assumed it was a spoof too.

FreeSpiritJen Mon 05-Jun-17 21:51:17

If that is true he is super naughty.

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 05-Jun-17 21:51:26

I think it's loads better than buying the front covers of Newspapers and pretending that biased adverts are factual news.
If I was in the right area I'd do it. Sod it, I'll try anyway, love Banksy.

specialsubject Mon 05-Jun-17 21:54:10

Rules are rules, even for graffiti artists, regardless of which party they support. He could always have stood as a candidate if he is that popular, or campaigned legitmately.

SuperBeagle Mon 05-Jun-17 21:54:16

I mean... much of the Tory base would not be a fan of Banksy's work anyway, if we're to assume that many Torys are socially conservative, not just economically conservative.

So I don't think it'll have the desired affect.

PacificDogwod Mon 05-Jun-17 21:54:44

Much as I don't think that there ought to be any prizes for guessing where Banksy's political sympathies lie, I think this is a spoof.
Too obvious, too 'easy', too facile.
My vote is for 'spoof' - 'tis a good image though and quite funny grin
If only it was that easy.... or if in fact it was that easy to sway people's vote, that would be worrying.

ChillieJeanie Mon 05-Jun-17 21:55:12

I'm glad the police are investigating, it sounded like treating to me when I first heard about it. The 'disclaimer' is meaningless.

gunting Mon 05-Jun-17 21:55:20

A millionaire trying to influence people to vote for parties that benefit people less well off. What a shit Banksy is. hmm

Let's hope he's more efficient than BoJo because the NHS are still waiting for his cheque.

SuperBeagle Mon 05-Jun-17 21:55:22


RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Mon 05-Jun-17 21:56:03

There's nothing in the law that specifically bans taking photos, but the Electoral Commission very strongly discourages any photography inside a polling station, primarily because of complex laws about maintaining the secrecy of the ballot. For instance, it's illegal to reveal how someone else has voted, which could happen inadvertently via a sloppy selfie. In addition, taking a photo of a ballot paper's unique identification number is against the rules. The key is a law against releasing any information "obtained in a polling station", which is in order to protect the integrity of the poll.

CrossWordSalad Mon 05-Jun-17 21:56:56

It's been reported to the police who are investigating and have warned that anyone taking bribes for votes is committing an offence. I wouldn't give the arse any more publicity.

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