Wednesday, May 05, 2010

How Britain has changed

The UKIP campaign office has just recieved an email from the Advertising Standards Authority,
We have received another complaint about one of your ads and we need to see a copy of it. This time the ad shows the leaders of the three main parties with the caption “Sod the Lot”.

The complainant does not believe that this is suitable language to be used in a public place where it can be seen by children.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing a copy of the ad, by the end of the week.
A complainant, one.

I also love the way that the ASA demand we respond, the day after the election.

Oh well


Witterings From Witney said...

Sod????? You want to hear what the children around Witney say!

Anoneumouse said...

The ASA making a request to see the poster would, indicate that it hasn't been a successful eye catching poster campaign!!!!

Mark Wadsworth said...

I'd like to see one as well, about six foot high on a billboard.

I'd call their bluff - they are suggesting that they have never seen it and don't know what it looks like, so send them something completely different saying "So the lot... are useless" or something.

Chuckles said...

One is reminded of the response in Arkell v Pressdram

Gawain Towler said...

To be fair, methinks that they don't entirely take it seriously either

WightLiving said...

If you think that's bad you should take a look at this Youtube video from our Isle of Wight Conservative Leader David Pugh.

He tells our conservative MP's Wife carol to f-----g leave him alone.

And we are worried about sod

banned said...

And the Advertising Standards Authority can do precicely what to UKIP over posters that it might say that it disapproves of?

Bucko said...

You could respond by saying that the ASA, being a limited company is in breach of its own regulations by not stating that fact in its own adverts. And politely telling them to fuck off.

(The Advertising Standards Authority Limited, registered in England No 733214, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT.
The Advertising Standards Authority (Broadcast) Limited, registered in England No 05130991, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT.)