Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tory PPC caught copying whole chunks of a leaflet from the Sun

And that candidate was a Rees-Mogg, educated at Eton. Not exactly someone you would expect to need to crib from Trevor Kavanagh.

He is the son of one of the finest journalists of the 20th century, a man with a decade of experience of his own in the City.
So when Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote to prospective voters in North East Somerset to wax lyrical about Gordon Brown's failings over the economy, they might have been forgiven for assuming he would know his stuff.
But eagle-eyed readers of the letter and article sent by the Tory candidate to slam the Prime Minister's handling of the economy spotted something familiar.
For in fact entire sections of Mr Rees-Mogg's diatribe were unceremoniously nicked from The Sun.
An article published by the newspaper's associate editor Trevor Kavanagh in December appears to have been cut and pasted into a letter signed by Mr Rees-Mogg, which was sent to prospective voters in January, and then put through doors from Radstock to Keynsham last month.
This week the would-be politician admitted he hadn't, in fact, written any of it, was embarrassed at being found out, and would even apologise to Trevor Kavanagh.

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