Labour First’s Luke Akehurst has set up a page to garner support for his bid to regain a seat on Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) as part of a slate of right-wing candidates that supporters of the party’s leadership shouldn’t go near.
The page offers visitors the chance to sign up as supporters – but the decision to install a scrolling ‘slider’ of sign-ups was, shall we say, a bit ill advised.
Visitors clearly decided it would be a bit of fun to sign up with made-up names – some purely humorous, some bitterly barbed – as this video of the page in action and the source-code driving it shows:
The slider might be removed and doesn’t show up in archives of the page, but below is a selection of those that were showing in the page source when the SKWAWKBOX checked:
- Gavin Williamson’s tarantula
- Cock Womble
- Ida Sooner Back-Mussolini
- Damian Green’s ex-girlfriend
- Those pesky kids
- Oh Jeremy Corbyn
- Scooby Doo
- Scrappy Doo
- Biggus Dickus
- Fluke Flake-Wurst
- Baron Munchausen
- Biggie Smalls
- The Robocop with the Screaming Skull from Robocop 2
- Mullah Omar
- Simon Danczuk
- Abu Bakr al-baghdadi
- Mother Akehurst
- 9.6% swing
- Stereotyped white guy
“9.6% swing” and “Those pesky kids” were personal favourites.
The SKWAWKBOX contacted Mr Akehurst about his page. He admitted that of the people signing,
The vast majority are clearly people having a laugh by signing up spoof names.
but declined to say how many had signed in total, saying only:
I don’t intend to while people are having their bit of fun with it.
The page can be found here for those interested enough to take a look, but the SKWAWKBOX strongly recommends all readers to vote for the full left slate in the contest, to ensure that Jeremy Corbyn continues to have the hard-won NEC support he needs to complete Labour’s re-emergence as not only a genuine alternative to Tory policies but the government-in-waiting.
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