Although yesterday’s Mail on Sunday/ BPIX poll found that Labour’s Chameleon advertisement had backfired on Labour there is no sign of retreat from the spinmeisters of Millbank. Distributed to journalists and politicians today was a postcard mocking David Cameron’s Norway trip. Click on the image on the right to enlarge the scan of it.
It’s not just BPIX that think the ad backfired – most visitors to this site agreed (even though some of the most enthusiastic bloggers are Cameron-sceptics). On PoliticalBetting.com, Mike Smithson thinks that the Labour tacticians have made a mistake. Noting the difficulty that oppositions parties face in winning any publicity, he writes:
"The old adage of never mentioning your opponent’s name should should prevail. Labour should continue with the strategy that has worked for a decade – just keep on demonising the Conservatives without ever mentioning Cameron."
Labour’s next chameleon party political broadcast airs on Thursday. Before then – at 3pm on Wednesday – ConservativeHome.com will be launching the ChameleonArmy.com. Be sure to visit then…