The bad-tempered arguments between supporters of the various Labour leadership candidates have not gone unnoticed. Until now, however, it was not apparent that such an approach had been encouraged officially by a campaign team.
The strategy document below, from leadership hopeful Jim Garner MP, suggests activists should “bitch about the other candidates on Twitter”, adding “If Ed Miliband farts in the woods and no one is around to hear it, I want you to say you were there and it smelt like he’d followed through.” The memo also carries annotations from an unknown aide suggesting Labour MP Stephen Pound should abuse DWP minister Chris Grayling in Parliament.
Garner’s campaign is perhaps best known for its videos (see his candidacy announcement), which the document indicates will make a return shortly. A source close to the Garner campaign told Scrapbook that Labour members can expect new material as early as next week.
In the meantime, check out his website at Jim4Leader.org.uk