Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    I am Legion for we are many. Staff Member
    My location

    Buleste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Staffordshire Moorlands
    Posts
    4,079
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0

    What a Bunch of Hunts.

    I've couldn't believe this when I saw it.
    The character Gene Hunt from the BBC series Ashes to Ashes has become the focus of the latest propaganda battle between Labour and the Conservatives.

    Labour's latest poster portrays the Tory leader David Cameron as the TV detective, saying: "Don't let him take Britain back to the 1980s."

    It attempts to link the Conservatives with social unrest and unemployment.

    But the Tories have now adopted the image, replacing the slogan with: "Fire up the Quattro. It's time for change."

    Mr Cameron said he was "flattered" by Labour's comparison of him with the star of the BBC series, set in the 1980s.

    "I think there will be thousands of people, millions of people, in the country who wish it was the 1980s and that police were out there feeling collars and nicking people instead of filling in forms," said the Tory leader.

    "If Labour can't afford that, then maybe we will lend them the money."

    'Unfair country'

    Labour's poster was launched at a school in Basildon in Essex by the Foreign Secretary David Miliband and his brother, Environment Secretary Ed Miliband.

    The foreign secretary said Mr Cameron would take Britain back to the "meaner and more brutal" Britain of the 1980s.

    "David Cameron joined the Conservative Party in the 1980s because he admired much of what Mrs Thatcher was doing," he said.

    "He wants to re-run the 1980s, including bringing back fox hunting."

    The poster's slogan, Don't let him take Britain back to the 1980s, attempts to link the Conservative leader with memories of social unrest and youth unemployment.

    Ed Miliband said the Conservatives landed Labour with an "unfair and divided country" in 1997.

    "It is easy to forget the different country we were then," he said.

    "People could be paid a pound an hour and that was thought to be acceptable. People couldn't rely on having modern school buildings.

    "The question at this election is - do we go forward or do we go back?"

    The new poster was not displayed on a traditional billboard but on a screen on the side of an "ad van".

    A Conservative spokesman said that their alternative version of the poster would be going up on the same 11 digital poster sites being used by Labour - 10 in London and one in Manchester.
    All I can say to both leaders is "I will paint your balls the colour of hazelnuts and inform a bag of squirrels that winter is coming!"
    A1200 Power Tower
    OS 3.9 / CGX4 / OS4.0
    Blizzard 210Mhz (overclocked to 266Mhz) 603e PPC with 25Mhz 040 (Overclocked to 33Mhz) 256Mb RAM
    ZIV
    CV64/3D
    3.2Gb HDD + 20GB HDD

  2. #2
    Retro Addict Administrator
    My location

    Burger Time Champion, Sonic Champion Harrison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,597
    Blog Entries
    1
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    14
    I saw this mentioned in the news papers today. Sad what they resort too, and just shows how little those running the country get out!

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright classicamiga.com