As the SKWAWKBOX showed yesterday, the Tories are resorting to outright fake news in their desperation to undermine a rampant Labour Party and its outstanding manifesto – and rather than retract and apologise, they are now flailing around looking for any justification for their false claim.
They have used images without permission – the latter earning them a ruthless and highly amusing smack-down by the creator of the image in question – and have even scraped the barrel-bottom of quoting Guido Fawkes:
As part of the preparation for the original article, the SKWAWKBOX contacted CCHQ early on Monday to ask why the Tories were resorting to fake news – and were told we’re receive a comment shortly.
We chased again.
We waited some more…
Finally, more than twenty-four hours after the initial request, the SKWAWKBOX received the Tories’ response:
We won’t be commenting.
So this blog responded with a follow-up question:
Many hours later, no response to that one either.
The Tories seem to find it a struggle to respond to press questions at the moment – maybe their Cabinet isn’t the only place in chaos. As noted above, however, they don’t seem to have any slowness in trying to justify their original fake news with, well, more fake news.
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