Downing Street removes Labour Party link
Link removed, no explanation offered
Downing Street gave its website a quick makeover yesterday after coming under fire for including a link straight to the front page of the Labour Party website calling for support in the local elections.
Following a tip from a reader, the Reg rang Downing Street and was told the link was not in breach of political impartiality regulations and simply offered a place to find the political speeches of Gordon Brown. A spin doctor promised to get back to us with the official line on why the link was there.
This morning the link had disappeared, but we're still waiting for an explanation from the Prime Minister's office.
The section of the website devoted to our leader's speeches included archives from 2007 and 2008, Prime Minister's Question Time, and speeches from his time as Chancellor. Beneath these was: "Political speeches at the Labour Party (opens in new window)". This link, leading to the Labour Party front page, has now been removed.
Luckily, we saved a copy of the old page which is available here. ®
@ Chris Hunt
Not sure they're 'beyond pity'. But I am sure it's further evidence of the failure of Care In The Community.
As with sex, so with politics. Life has moved on. Grown ups of whatever age realise there's now nothing shameful about sex. Politics though. . . that's now too obscene for words.
Let alone speeches.
Well do they put the link on the LEFT or Right or Centre of the page?...
Politics is so er, correct these days.....
Yet another example of Bullshit Baffles Brains !!
Some spin doctor must have heard that having links on a web page can lead to all kinds of "good things" so he decreed that there should be one in the Downing Street web page and, Lo and Behold, it was so !! Of course, they ignored such inconvenient facts as that such a biased link is not allowed by law unless there are links to all the other parties' website too !!
Now that the link is removed, and like all good(?) spin doctors, they'll tell you that there was no such link and that it's all in your imagination and that, even if there was, it was for the sake of national security or some such tosh !!
Icon because that's what they'll do to your rear !!