Alex Massie

Gordo the Merciless

Gordo the Merciless
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Gordon's just a regular bloke, don't you know. Not like poor old Phoney Tony. That, at least, would seem to be the message of Saatchi & Saatchi's first advert for Labour:


But if we're talking about Flash Gordon, then, really, a more appropriate slogan would be Kala's threat:

"We're going to empty your memory as we might empty your pockets."

Please leave your own suggestions for better captions in the comments section...

UPDATE: Commenter Gabriel suggests "No Gekko, Just Gordon" which is quite good but a little too Broon-friendly to be considered ideal. Still, he's leading the way and putting the rest of you lubbers to shame.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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