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Sun Apr 30, 2017, 05:56 PM

1. Much derision after May's whirlwind tour of the Scottish Highlands.

Buoyed by concerted MSM misreading and misrepresentation of recent polls to try to bolster the myth of the Great Tory Revival in Scotland (to the extent that they're only marginally more unpopular than they were during the Thatcher years), her campaign chose to fly her up to Banchory in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, a ward which for a variety of demographic reasons is rather favourable to Brexit, Unionism and the Tories. It ... didn't go well.

Theresa May accused by Labour of 'hiding' while campaigning in Scotland

Theresa May has fuelled accusations from Labour she has been “hiding from the public” during the general election campaign after she held her latest rally in a tiny community hall in Aberdeenshire with such poor phone reception that live coverage of the event was impossible.

About 200 Conservative campaigners crammed into Crathes hall, Banchory, a tin-roofed single-storey building at the heart of a swath of woodland in rural north-east Scotland, from where journalists were unable to tweet or broadcast.


Rebecca Curran‏ @rjcurran2

PM Theresa May arrives in north east, expected to ask Scots to vote for her to "strengthen the Union", economy & her hand in Brexit talks.

Or, as Labour activist Eoin Clarke more succinctly put it:

Eoin Clarke @LabourEoin

Theresa May sneaking in the emergency exit of a village hall in a forest 17 miles from Aberdeen. Doesn't look very strong to me.

And about those "200 Conservative campaigners" the Guardian article mentioned:

Theresa May’s Fake “Meetings”

The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that many of those forming the “audience” for Theresa May’s speech in Crathes looked even less enthusiastic than usual.

The real Tories are very obvious to spot. But when you look at the BBC video from which this picture is taken, you can see that the others not only do not look enthusiastic, they do not join in the clapping. Do not take my word for it, watch the video – the body language, apart from the obvious Tories, is more of hostages than supporters.

My contacts in Banchory tell me that this is because, in a weird Tory return to the 19th century, it was made clear to tenants of the Crathes estate that they were expected to turn out to support strong and stable leadership. The heir to the estate, in whose name the hall was booked, is Alexander Burnett, old Etonian and Tory MSP. Which century are we in?


And then ...

Wings Over Scotland @WingsScotland

This is some properly audacious bullshit from Tim Shipman in the Sunday Times 😂😂😂

And so it was that later in her flying visit, Mrs. May went to the nearby village and knocked on some doors ... and knocked ... and knocked:

Matt Thomas @Trickyjabs

For the cameras, Theresa May attempted to deliver 4 (FOUR) leaflets today...no one answered the door.#VoteLabour #GE2017

I was a JSA claimant @imajsaclaimant

That awkward moment a Tory leader goes knocking on doors in front of the cameras... but nobody answers #GE2017

ScotReffer @ScotRef101

.@theresa_may's campaign trip to Scotland summed up in four seconds. #GE2017 #ToriesOut

How long can she (and our media) keep this up?

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