‘Mothers will die. Babies will die’: Outrage over Labour leaflet warning voters in Copeland by-election of Tory win : Daily Mail.

  • Polls suggest the Tories are set to win the Copeland seat for first time since 1924
  • Corbyn’s unpopularity means Labour campaigners want him to stay away
  • But Theresa May has visited the seat today in sign of growing confidence 
  • Labour issuing leaflets warning that mothers and babies ‘will die’ if Tories win 

Labour is facing a major backlash over leaflets warning voters in the Copeland by-election that mothers and babies ‘will die’ if the Tories win.

The party was accused of ‘terrorising the electorate’ and ‘utter desperation’ after handing out the overblown literature in effort to salvage its campaign.

Polls suggest the Tories are set to win the previously safe Labour seat for the first time since 1924.

In a sign of growing confidence, Theresa May visited the area today.

Mike Smithson, who runs the Political Betting website, tweeted a copy of the Labour leaflet

Mike Smithson, who runs the Political Betting website, tweeted a copy of the Labour leaflet

The overblown literature was condemned by Tory MP James Cleverly

The overblown literature was condemned by Tory MP James Cleverly

But by contrast Mr Corbyn’s unpopularity means Labour campaigners in the Cumbria seat want him to stay away.

Mr Corbyn has already been barred from visiting the other by-election campaign in Stoke, according to insiders, who say the veteran left-wing socialist is ‘not a plus on the doorstep’.

Aides have confirmed the Labour leader will not visit Copeland again ahead of the February 23 by-election.

Last week a YouGov survey revealed Mr Corbyn had negative approval ratings among all demographics – including among Labour’s traditional working class base, northern voters, women and young people.

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6 thoughts on “‘Mothers will die. Babies will die’: Outrage over Labour leaflet warning voters in Copeland by-election of Tory win : Daily Mail.

  1. Betty x

    It may well be desperate but it is so true if the tories run everything. People do need to remember the tories don’t give a damm about normal everyday people they only interested in looking after the wealthy something sadly a lot of people have forgotten and if something isn’t done now when they finally realise it will be to late as we will not have a NHS and it will be a case of if you can’t pay you will have carrying on suffering and dying. Come on guys this has to stop NOW don’t you think……..

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  2. The NHs is being systematically destroyed by the Tories. Babies will die if they stay in power for too much longer, Babies, vulnerable people, etc are already dying.

    Unfortunate heading choice maybe, but the polls re Jeremy Corbyn sound to me to be a bunch of nonsense, ie right wing propaganda trying to influence people to stay away from labour.

    Fake News, is often mixed in with a sprinkling of fact in order to disguise confuse and mislead…

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  3. j green

    I live in Copeland and I will be voting Labour people forget if it wasn’t for the libdumbs supporting the Tories the NHS wouldn’t be in such a mess and the very fact that mother’s will be giving birth in ambulance on way to Carlisle puts both mother and baby at huge risk especially with the roads queued up with Sellerfield traffic it’s high time to stop pussy footing round with the truth and I think those that are keeping Jeremy Corbyn away from the people are doing favours for the other parties it’s disgusting that they are doing this how do they expect JC to get his message through if he is not allowed to meet people

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  4. Linda

    He’s right not to pussyfoot around, it needs to be spelled out loud and clear, so that even the hard of thinking understand what this Tory government are doing. Maternity services have already been cut to the bone like everything else, and mothers and babies are already dying needlessly.

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    1. Betty x

      You are so right people need to forget what they think about corbyn and vote in the only way to vote and help get rid of the tories they are only out for the wealthy and rich they don’t care for anyone else so come on people get a grip and do the right thing so as. We can start to get rid of the tories once and for all. I remember growing up when Margaret thatcher was in government and that was bad but this now has gone so far beyond what she was able to do as I’m sure she would have done what this Tory government are doing but she wasn’t able to due to having an opposition that knew how to deal with her.policticians need to step back and take a look at themselves and then step up to the plate and do what needs to be done but we must also do our bit to and vote to stop all of this.

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