‘Labour’ poster issue explodes in Edinburgh
May 1, 2010 by Lyndon
A poster printed by the Scottish National Party has angered Scottish Labour, causing a fierce war of words in Edinburgh in the run up to the election.
Seemingly mimicking the Labour manifesto front cover, which depicts a family watching a sun rise over fields with the slogan “A Future Fair for All”, the SNP created a similar scene on their campaign poster but in place of the sun rise, there was a nuclear explosion and the slogan “A Future Feared by All”. The aim of the poster was to highlight their view that Labour has wasted billions on nuclear weapons.
The main crux of the row seems to be that the SNP also used the Labour logo as depicted on Labour’s manifesto front cover. The claim is that use of the Labour logo by another party is against the rules and Labour immediately involved their lawyers. However, the Caledonian Mercury reports that an SNP spokesperson had commented that it spoke volumes that Labour had reacted so fiercely to their logo being placed next to comments regarding the billions of pounds that they had wasted on weapons of mass destruction. The SNP were defiant and defended their actions as they felt it important to highlight this issue in the run up to the election.
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