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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
look at this (if you're one of us)
John Howarth's company's services
for which I am indebted to Was, who is good at this stuff. I wonder (silly old me) why in the box in the centre of the page the word "labour", clearly intending to refer to the Labour Party, has a lower-case initial letter, when higher up the page, and in all other conventions, it is upper case? Just asking, still, remember "Your better off with Labour"? Anyway, Mr Howarth's company is still providing these services, because it gets a credit for printing Labour Party leaflets, calling cards and so on to this day. The text is usually worked on by himself and Mr Salter, who decide the line to take. The line they decided on for Church ward for this election was the line I have heard them both express many times, namely that the people who live in Church ward in south Reading are racist. This is presumably why they decided on the "one of us" leaflet you see below. I don't know how the people of Church ward are going to vote on May 3rd, and what the figures will look like, but I do know that this leaflet has had an effect - and not in a good way for Messrs Salter and Howarth
the racist dog-whistle leaflet
oh and the "one of us" story has now appeared on His Master's Voice's website here and the comments are mostly not mad, but rather considered, and, I submit, do give an idea of what readers of that organ are thinking.