Has Trevor been advising UK Labour again?

We all know about Trevor Mallard’s apalling ineptitude when it comes to social media own goals. He has been pretty quiet over the holidays so maybe he has been advising UK Labour on a series of their own SMOGs:

Labour MP, Tom Harris, has been forced to resign as the party’s new media adviser after creating a spoof video comparing Adolf Hitler’s final days with Alex Salmond’s machinations over the referendum on Scottish independence.

Tom Harris, who had a popular blog, uploaded to the internet a parody based on the 2004 movie Downfall, which shows Hitler ranting at generals and senior Nazis in his bunker during the collapse of the Third Reich.

The Glasgow South MP used the clip, which has previously been spoofed to mock a series of high-profile figures, to poke fun at Mr Salmond’s secrecy over the referendum.

He also mocked the First Minister for refusing to sack his parliamentary aide, Joan McAlpine, who last week suggested that any political parties that oppose the Scottish National Party are “anti-Scottish”.

The spoof was posted on Saturday and titled ‘Joan’s Downfall’, but Mr Harris was forced to quit his new media post last night following talks with Johann Lamont, Labour’s Scottish leader.

In a statement, he said: “The video I posted has been a well-worn joke used to parody a range of public figures.

“However, context is everything and in the context of Joan McAlpine’s statements about all political opponents of the SNP being anti-Scottish, my actions have been an unhelpful distraction for which I apologise.”

He can’t have learned that well though because he went all soft and apologised, which is something Trevor would never do.

 


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