Thursday, 13 October 2011

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?

Just got this from Labour. Love it.

I love the humour.

Love the copy.

I love the personal touch from Tom Watson.

And I love the big red donate button! (but I'm not so keen on the landing page, please don't tell Tom).

The video at the end was my addition, it's a rubbish TOTP2 version and the crowd clapping is quite annoying - but Terry Hall is hilarious.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Watson <>
Date: 13 October 2011 16:38
Subject: Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
To: Paul de Gregorio

Dear Paul,

Thanks for making the first week as your campaign co-ordinator so memorable. We've raised over £8,500. As promised, the money has been used to design and print our "jobs and growth" campaign leaflets.

Labour HQ is buzzing with excitement. Our deputy leader Harriet Harman is thrilled. So, thanks.

We are so strapped for cash I can honestly say to you that these leaflets would not have been printed without your support. In fact, I'm so worried about campaign funding that I'm leaving the big red "donate" button at the bottom of this email just in case you feel you can give a little more.

I took the night off to see The Specials play in Wolverhampton yesterday. It was an awesome gig. I can't quite believe it's 30 years since they released "Ghost Town" - the track that defined an era. Thatcher's 1981 Budget was savage. Unemployment rocketed, growth stalled and huge chunks of our manufacturing base were destroyed.

And as the band opened up their gig with a big picture of Margaret Thatcher as a backdrop I thought, these Tories haven't learnt a thing. David Cameron and George Osborne? They're out of touch.

Families are struggling with higher food, gas and petrol prices. They're worried about jobs and the kind of future their kids are going to have. It's almost as if Cameron and Osborne haven't noticed.

That's why we're setting out a clear five-point plan for jobs and growth - to help families and support small businesses

And that's why this campaign - our fightback - is so vital. We haven't got time to waste. We have to convince the British people that it doesn't have to be like this. There is a better way. So once again, thanks for being part of it. I'm really looking forward to working with you.

Best wishes,



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