Grant Shapps in irony-is-dead shocker

Grant Shapps MP, the Tory by-election campaign manager in Ealing Southall, gained some level of infamy last week when he was caught red-handed pretending to be a Lib Dem member posting comments to YouTube.

Mr Shapps’ weak excuse – that his account password was set to ‘1234’, and hacked by opposition parties – was widely derided.

So it comes as some surprise to see this story in today’s Times:

The Conservatives claimed to have identified a woman who confronted Mr Cameron during a walkabout in the constituency as a Labour supporter involved in the party’s campaign. …

Referring to Mr Cameron’s heated exchange, Grant Schapps [sic], the Tory MP running his party’s campaign, said: “The Labour Party is resorting to dirty tricks by a party apparatchik posing as a member of the public to harangue David Cameron.”

It’s hard to top that, frankly.


GOOD LUCK to the Lib Dem campaign teams in both Ealing Southall and Sedgefield.

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  • Shapps is setting a new standard for cynicism.

  • Weren’t there also free health checkups by Tory-supporting nurses and doctors? Apparently they were okayed by the authorities. All very dodgy, if you ask me.

  • John Loony calls Southall for lib dems

    266. Hopefully getting some rest and not tiring myself out, so that I can be alert and awake through the count and then afterwards so that I can get the first tube train home at 04:53 tomorrow morning.

    262. I may as well tell you what my prediction in the competition was:

    LD 35.6
    Lab 31.2
    Con 19.3

    Lab 44.1
    LD 36.2
    Con 8.7

    by JohnLoony July 19th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

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