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Road To Nowhere Election Campaign Has Begun

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If this hasn't been overdubbed with Cameron/Osborne in the starring roles by tomorrow then theres something wrong with the world.........

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secret agent @theagentsdiary · 4 hours ago

The #Conservatives latest poster. 'Just don't mention we'll need to build on those fields, chaps...' #ukhousing

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There are no hedgerows, no cars and no destination so it's probably a French road.

Twitter's ace. There's already a hashtag

#roadtonowhere

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Twitter has figured out the stock photo the Conservatives used (note it's been mirror-imaged). It's from a German photographer. Not clear if this is actually a photo of the UK.

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"On the road to a stronger economy".

Is that the Scottish highlands in the distance on the horizon.


On the other hand if it's really a photograph of Germany then it starts to add up - but they lost that route map quite a few years ago

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The photo might be of countryside near Dresden:

https://twitter.com/YetAnotherJon/status/551179118927425536

  1. Quite sure I've tracked down the stock image the Tories have used for their Road campaign poster- it's by Alex Nikada http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/country-highway-6547957?st=032fb0d

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  2. @scattermoon @BorisWatch so it's from Germany?

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  3. @CroydonSean Also this version, which I think’s the same but reversed and cropped. http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/country-highway-7813413?st=be97f05 @scattermoon

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  4. @BorisWatch @CroydonSean cropped led me to suspect the other was closer to the original, but without knowing the location, it's hard to say

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  5. @scattermoon I take it you’re doing what I’m doing, trying to get context from the portfolio around the same date? @CroydonSean

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  6. @BorisWatch @CroydonSean the only obvious location in the photos uploaded around then is Dresden.

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@Channel4News @EliotHiggins Nature of @CCHQPress photoshopping of more interest than actual location!

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They actually employ someone to deconstruct this shit?

Its a bloody image. There's enough actual damage they've done in the last 5 years to talk about without fretting over a stupid picture.

Fecking mainstream media. Rome could be burning and they would worry about the earthworms.

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They actually employ someone to deconstruct this shit?

Its a bloody image. There's enough actual damage they've done in the last 5 years to talk about without fretting over a stupid picture.

Fecking mainstream media. Rome could be burning and they would worry about the earthworms.

I agree it's not important, but it's interesting to see behind the mask nonetheless. This poster is meant to be the big launch of the Conservative party 2015 general election campaign, so you'd think it would be quite a big deal for them and they've had 5 years to prepare for this moment carefully.

As you say it's fairly straightforward to deconstruct the message they're trying to send, what's funny is the cackhanded execution. Presumably this poster is meant to inspire patriotic sentiment for Britain's (England's?) green and pleasant land, but what they may have actually done is plaster a Union Jack on a photo of some not-particularly-British-looking bit of East Germany.

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This Daily Telegraph columnist was less than impressed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11321608/Conservative-election-poster-politics-is-on-a-road-to-nowhere.html

I agreed with his take on the picture of a road disappearing into a forest or wood that it suggests David Cameron and the Conservatives want to take us into Deliverance and Texas Chainsaw massacre country where we are likely to be devoured by crazed hillbilly cannibals. Given politics is in the business of selling the hope of a brighter tomorrow (no matter how specious) it is a really odd choice.

Reminded me of this

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Road to Weimar (you really couldnt make that up)

says the german photographer who took the picture used in the Tory poster.

Osborne says its a British road.

What does Corrinne Stockheath say?

http://www.channel4.com/news/conservative-tory-poster-election-photo-germany-uk

Channel 4 News contacted Mr Burzik today, and he said the original photograph was taken in Germany not far from his home town of Weimar. He said that the version in the poster had been digitally altered
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Jesus H Christ - the road to Wiemar.... Michael Shapps has excelled himself again.

Are they taking the piss? or is it just rank incompetence? I'm really not sure anymore.

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