Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Labour councillor suspended for retweeting doctored Auschwitz propaganda poster

Labour councillor, Rosemary Healey, has been suspended for retweeting a doctored Tory propaganda poster featuring an image of Auschwitz.

The original poster was released by the Conservative Party a couple of days ago featuring the slogan "Let's stay on the road to a stronger economy". They were widely mocked when it transpired that the road they used in their poster is actually in German, not the UK but one left wing activist took it too far, doctoring the poster to replace the road with the entrance to the Auschwitz extermination camp. Cllr Healey thought it most amusing and decided to retweet it, prompting the Labour Party to suspend her.