Irony is widely reported to have died this weekend. Close friends said she left a note blaming Owen Smith’s ‘Liberty’ advert for her demise.
Investigators believe the cryptic note referred to the Smith campaign’s paid Facebook ad this weekend, after Smith’s comment during last week’s Labour leadership hustings:
Jeremy shouldn’t mistake mass rallies for a mass movement
The campaign ad uses black-and-white footage of an Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan rally from the 1950s in its first few seconds, with a soundtrack of Bevan saying,
Behind us are millions and millions of ordinary men and women who are expecting us to do our duty
Commenting on the news, Satire – one of Irony’s closest relatives – said,
She’d been under a lot of strain recently but this was just too much. Using black-and-white footage of a 60-year-old mass rally to oppose a man who can raise huge crowds right now in full colour is bad enough…
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