This is the image that should be the last nail in the coffin of the Conservative Party’s election hopes.
But the right-wing media will probably work hard to make sure that most people don’t see it.
According to the Daily Mirror, it was published on Twitter by the Conservative Party’s official account for Campden Ward, in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
As the Mirror pointed out, the image “mocks the Stroke Association‘s Act FAST poster – illustrating each of the charity’s three signs of a stroke, ‘Face, Arms and Speech’, with a picture of Ed Miliband.
“The fourth message then declares T stands for: ‘Time to LOL’.”
It seems bizarre that Tories in a ‘safe’ Conservative constituency would want to shoot their party’s foot off in this way, but the evidence speaks for itself:
The entire Twitter account has since been deleted and the ward’s Facebook page has changed its name to ‘Parks Lnd’.
The Mirror report quotes Labour candidate Carrie Wilson, who wrote: “Utterly disgusted at CampdenWard for taking something as serious as a stroke warning to mock someone.
“It is NEVER okay to use a stroke awareness warning as a joke.”
Hear, hear. Doesn’t this say everything you need to know about the Conservative Party’s attitude to illness and disability? It’s all a big joke to them!
At long last, Conservative policy on sickness benefits is explained.
Is this really an organisation that deserves 280 Parliamentary seats after the general election next week?
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