Which is worse?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The West Midlands Conservative MEP group – headed by eurofederalist MEP, Philip Bradbourn – has a picture of Birmingham, ALABAMA on its website rather than Birmingham, England.

Tom Watson, the Liebour MP for West Bromwich makes political capital out of it on his blog and ends up in all the papers today being credited with the discovery.

Unfortunately for Tom, the blog where he nicked the story from belongs to one of his constituents.

So which is worse?  The MEPs putting a picture of the wrong city on their website or an MP reading a story on a constituents blog, writing about it on their own blog and taking the credit for the story?

New Liebour, New Technology, New Sleaze.

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  1. WestBromBlogger (2 comments) says:

    Thanks for the mention! Maybe I should start a campaign for blogging justice! lol Just wanted to point out that Watson is the MP for West Brom East.

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Don’t know what you mean. *whistles innocently ** 😉

  3. WestBromBlogger (2 comments) says:

    I have just had a message from a reporter at Trinity Mirror, apparently its best if I don’t open my copy of the Birmingham Post tomorrow!

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Oh goody, a rant forthcoming?

  5. Aaron (72 comments) says:

    Well a photo COULD be an innocent mistake. Ludicrously stupid, but a mistake nonetheless. On ther other hand, stealing and claiming discovery is, what, deception? Certainly not something that happens by accident.

    Of course, it could just be a coincidence that two different people noticed the same thing.

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