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Labour's "Pigs will Fly" Election Poster

Fell or was pushed?

Call me suspicious but I think there is more to the Labour Party "Pigs Will Fly" poster than a suggestion of anti-semitism.



Arguably, Labour has lost the confidence of the Moslem community in Britain for good reason. When the Government isn't placing young Moslems under house arrest without trial, it's supporting the flawed and misguided American policy towards Iraq, which has reportedly brought about the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

So what is one way to devious way recapture a small part of the disaffected Moslem vote in Britain? It may be to allude to the Jewish ancestry of the leaders of the Conservative Party, that might do the trick; quite accidentally of course.

Given the strength of Islamic feeling over the abuse of human rights in Palestine, a little anti-semitism from Labour might help recover some lost votes.

Could Labour really stoop that low? I ask you, can you believe the notoriously politically correct and canny Labour campaign team could really make such a mistake. Fell or was pushed? I wonder?

Footnote: “Any advertising agency will tell you that the trick is to get your brand talked about. This will have got publicity which Labour would have had to pay at least £5 million for in the marketplace."

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