Labour Just Accidentally Tweeted A Promise To Give An Owl To Everyone In The Country


1. Labour accidentally tweeted a new vote-winning policy this afternoon.

And who are we to disagree?

Although the owl offer may only be open to men.

2. It’s a policy that cuts through to the wider population and could prove key in marginal seats:

6. Some people started costing the pledge.

Assuming they’re talking barn owls, @UKLabour’s “one owl for everyone" policy would cost about ਵ.1 billion

— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli)

7. Others wrote poems.

The @labourpress lot provoked howls By promising everyone owls But maybe they knew To use wit to woo Might help (despite all disavowals).

— Mick Twister (@twitmericks)

9. And some offered contact details for people wanting to learn more.

For more information about the Labour owl policy, contact their press office on 28 28 20

— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes)

11. The country’s finest minds are already working out how to market the policy:

But will Ed deliver? RT @labourpress: Everybody should have his own owl

— General Boles (@GeneralBoles)

Why is this Tory-led government so out of touch when it comes to owls?

— General Boles (@GeneralBoles)

Gamechanger? RT @labourpress: Everybody should have his own owl

— General Boles (@GeneralBoles)

15. This is the owl video that Labour tweeted as proof of their policy’s credentials.

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Legions of Labour supporters are hoping this policy will end the #CostOfOwlingCrisis and was not just an accidental tweet by someone in the press department who doesn’t know how to use Hootsuite.


Labour has now pulled the policy.

We had hoped our compulsory owl guarantee would be a head turning policy, but sadly it's no longer going to take flight. #tweettwoo

— Labour Press Team (@labourpress)

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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