Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?

This unravelling story shows that the Conservative Party’s campaign is both inept and dishonest. Initially I though it was hilarious but now it’s getting very serious indeed.

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How the letter from small business owners to the Telegraph in support of the Tories fell apart

There is a lot, so I’ll be brief.

Huge thanks to the many people on Twitter who sent me discrepancies all day, as they discovered them.

The day started with the Conservatives and the Prime Minister claiming a major victory.

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Things soon began to unravel, when it emerged that this wasn’t the unsolicited, spontaneous combustion of love from small business to the Tories, which had been presented. In fact the Conservative Party had generated the letter and asked its members to sign it.

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Things got much more tangled up when it was discovered that the background document, containing the names and signatures of the “small business owners” on the Telegraph website, still bore the metadata tags of Conservative Campaign Headquarters.

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Say what you want, claimed a Tory councillor to me. The source is not important. What is…

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3 Responses to “Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?”

  1. It’s all just Grant Shapps putting those pseudonyms to work!

    • telescoper Says:

      It’s very disappointing. One really expects the Conservative Party to be much better at rank dishonesty.

  2. Adrian Burd Says:

    I’m sure the Conservatives used to be better at this back in the day under the Iron Lady. Though it is disturbing that one ends up thinking this way. Maybe things were simpler in those days and so subterfuge and dishonesty were easier to achieve and hide. Or maybe the quality of people governing the country has declined to such a degree that this is the result.

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