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Labour Pledge: An Owl For Everyone

Thursday 19th June 2014

Is this a new policy announcement by the Labour Party? Or just a terrible mistake?


The Labour Party Press Office sent a tweet out on Thursday afternoon, saying: "Everybody should have his own owl" with a link to an owl video.

Labour owl tweet

The tweet was soon deleted and the party claim the account was hacked.

But tech experts suggest it was probably an employee who meant to tweet the video on their own account.

Julia Hartley-Brewer asked Labour MP Stephen Timms whether Ed Miliband would be more popular if he gave everyone an owl - and he responded: "I think we've got to do a jolly sight better than that."

When questioned on whether the policy has been fully costed out, Mr Timms admitted: "I've no idea what the current price of owls actually is."

One thing is certain... everyone had a hoot about this.