Sunday, 6 April 2008

Apache helicopter and a Liberal leaflet!


An afternoon off campaigning yesterday as I managed to get a large amount of leaflets out in the morning, so that I could see Ipswich play their last game ever at Layer Road against Colchester United. That is enough said about the football!!

But whilst having a pre game beer in The Dragoon pub in Colchester, I came across this Lib dem leaflet for Bob Russell the Colchester MP. I just could not believe it, there was a picture of Bob, in desert combats- not sure about the belt or rank badge- but he was stood in front of an Apache Helicopter- one of the British Army's deadliest machines - Just not sure how that can be the main picture on a Liberal leaflet when in most of the county they try and put themselves forward as the ant-war party. Now as MP for Colchester, he should be visiting troops all over the world- but to have a smiling picture in front of an Apache helicopter? then again that may have been a better picture than the one of him being "cuddled" by the Colchester United mascot- some sort of half eagle/half pigeon bird.

4 comments:

CavendishBlue said...

Bob has always been consistant on this issue from the very beginning of Labours' illegal war in Iraq.

He was against the war , but unsurprisingly supportive of his constiuents who had to go out their and risk their life.

However you are right on one thing - using the mascot in any of the leaflets that I edited for Bob whilst his agent would have been a huge mistake!!!!

T_I_B said...

You went in the wrong pub mate. You should have gone in the Fat Cat and drank the Honey Ale.

And as to leaflets, I have not had a single one from you lot since I moved to Colchester. Says a lot really.

ipswichlabour said...

What was the caption, a Colchester constituent had put on the leaflet Alasdair? I think we should be told...

Alasdair Ross said...

Not sure we can put it on here- but it went along the lines of "real men ride choppers!"