This story is so funny. Conservative councillor Raja Khan, in Birmingham, is being criticised for using pictures of other people for his campaign leaflet – most notably Respect councillor Salma Yaqoob. She’s sent out a statement saying:
Mr Khan approached me for a photo on the recent trade union defend jobs demo in Birmingham. I agreed on the explicit condition that it not be used in any way for party political purposes.
But check out the leaflet! The English on that leaflet is all over the place. It doesn’t even make sense. How the hell is this guy going to get anyone to vote for him? A Libdem councillor has stepped in saying that Salma Yaqoob supports him – to which of course she hit back. Birmingham must be the only place in the country the Respect Party has a shred of credibility left.
Local politics eh – don’t you just love it?
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