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CoffeeHousers’ Wall, 1 June - 7 June

CoffeeHousers' Wall, 1 June - 7 June
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With a few days to go until the European and local elections, I decided to and see if my two local Labour MPs were displaying 'Vote Labour' posters in their windows.

I went to David "banana boy" Miliband's house in uber trendy Primrose Hill, and Jeremy "awkward squad" Corbyn's house  in Tufnell Park. Both at very different ends of the party, but with one thing in common: no 'Vote Labour' posters ot stickers in their windows.  With London swamped in UKIP bus shelter posters, it looks like Labour have given up the fight when even the Foreign Secretary and a prominent bankbencher can't be arsed, or are too embarrassed, to fly the flag. THX1138

David "banana boy" Miliband's house

Jeremy "awkward squad" Corbyn's house