A piece I wrote earlier today on Labourhome :
Tories face uproar over accusing Labour of "gimmicks"
I would like to think that the Tories' concerns are genuine here (after all, I hate to think that they would stoop so low as to make political capital out of the Holocaust), as indeed is Labour's commitment on this issue.But to make an accusation of making a "gimmick" is not only ill-thought out, it is deeply offensive and not only does it show how the Tories' have some way from shaking the "nasty" label, it would do well for them to apologise to all concerned
Since I wrote that piece, Guido has stated that he thinks it's some over-zealous type at Conservative Central Office who will get a, ahem, good telling off. Iain has stated that he thinks it's due to lack of proper vetting at CCHQ. I appreciate all parties have their tribal blockheaded types who attack without thinking of the consequences or the weapons which they use, but it makes you wonder about the Tories' having such a crass-minded individual amongst them who can put this out into the public domain. Incidentally note some of the people making comments on Iain's blog don't see the problem with accusing Labour of making a "gimmick". I would gently suggest that it says more about them than the Labour Party and that they should sit down quietly somewhere and reflect on what they are saying and how it comes across.