Lib Dems - is this even legal?
WowLibDemLies · 10/12/2019 22:58
Got this propaganda through the door today. Looks like it's from labour, has Alastair Campbell's name attached.
Yet only after reading it several times and discussing with my DH did I realise it was Lib Dem propoganda.
How can this be within the rules?
I am shocked the lib Dems are allowed to do this? It looks like a legit labour plea. It's not.
This is really Bellow the belt lib Dems.
Can the papers pick up on this please and do something? This should not be allowed, surely?
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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Thethiniceofanewday · 10/12/2019 23:04
The legal requirement is that somewhere on the letter there must be an ‘imprint’ that says which campaign the leaflet has come from. I got a Tory fake newspaper the other day - in red, thought it was from labour until I realised all the stories were about getting Brexit done!
BudgieHammockBananaSmuggler · 10/12/2019 23:12
It’s hard to understand why you are angry about this when there is so much propaganda, deception and outright lies on all sides. I think it is pretty clear who has produced the leaflet if that even matters. Not exactly going to excite the tabloid hacks I’m afraid.
TheHeathenOfSuburbia · 10/12/2019 23:13
They haven't nicked any of the Labour fonts, logos or anything so seems ok?
I mean, you see Alistair Campbell and you think, 'Labour', and that's what they're aiming for obvs, but there's no deceptive branding or anything on there.
Did they manage to add a helpful bar chart?!
Thethiniceofanewday · 10/12/2019 23:13
No they aren’t. If they were pretending to be Labour it would have a Labour logo on it and they wouldn’t have put their imprint on it. It’s a perfectly legitimate campaign message urging Labour-leaning voters to think about voting tactically to beat the Tory. You can bet Labour will be doing something similar where they need to squeeze the Lib Dem vote. If you want to get wound up about something the Lib Dems are doing their bar charts are a lot sketchier!
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