6 times the Tories have already looked stupid this month
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From twitter selfies to cash for Facebook friends to mockery by Merkel, March hasn’t been a good month for Cameron and co. – and it isn’t even two weeks old. Here are the most stupid moments demonstrated by the Tories so far this month. Let’s all have a chuckle and try very, very hard not to think about the fact that they’re running the country (with a little bit of help from Nick Clegg.) Not many people like David Cameron, so he’s paying for Facebook followers A number of times, Facebook has suggested that I ‘like’ the ‘public figure’ that is ‘David Cameron.’ Why this has occurred, and occurred again, is perplexing. Needless to say, we’re guessing that many of the other Facebook users who have had this helpful suggestion thrown their way, alongside other tempting recommended pages that include drastic weight loss exercises and questionable East London bars, also found it just bloody laughable. Still, according to the Guardian, the page has gone from 60,000 to 130,000 likes in a month - which is lovely news for Tory strategists, because it means David Cameron is now liked by 100,000 more people than Ed Miliband. At what cost? Around £7,500, says the Mail on Sunday. Victory indeed. (Although we don’t think paying for Facebook advertising is going to sway public opinion in the long-term or win your party votes come ballot time. Sorry Dave.) Conservative councillor shares picture comparing women in burkas to bin bangs full of rubbish Oh hey, here’s a lesson in community cohesion and cultural acceptance, courtesy of Enfield Tory councillor Chris Joannides: share a picture of a woman and a child, wearing burkas (who happen to be stood next to a couple of bin bags) alongside the caption: “I saw her standing there and I told her she had three beautiful children. She did’nt (sic) have to get all pissed off and threaten me. It was an honest mistake!” Joannides has been dropped as a local election candidate, but has only been suspended for a year. Make of that what you will. MP’s aide says “imbecile” feminists “need a slap” on Facebook We’re staying in Enfield for the next batch of utter stupidity, which saw Tory MP’s aide Stewart Green call feminists “whingeing imbeciles” who “need a slap.”
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