Comical Tommy

Reports from La'abour's zany Minister of Information

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Beyond Parody

Shocked voters in the Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election complained to local journalists about a nasty leaflet denigrating asylum seekers that dropped through their doors.

It read: "Liberal Democrat plans to give benefits to failed asylum seekers were condemned as a 'damned disgrace' by retired police officer and local resident, Roy Hunter. In a letter, Roy Hunter said that people he'd spoken to were outraged at the idea that the Lib Dems wanted to give benefit handouts to those who were trying to con their way into the country."

No, the leaflet had not been despatched by the BNP. It came from "new" Labour's candidate and eventual by-election winner by a whisker, Liam Byrne.

Source: Private Eye #1112, 6-19 August 2004


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