— Sitarah Anjum (@SitarahAnjum) October 1, 2013
Speak up for decency in British politics, and add your name to Ed Miliband's – http://t.co/hEwrXeWWmn
— Yoel Gordon (@ElthornePR) October 1, 2013
I did not like the Mail story on Ralph Miliband. That said his son is being being entirely cycnical in using the interest that story has received as a tool for harvesting e-mails from the public. Local Labour councillors are joining in like good soliders. Apparently Labour has collected 10,000 e-mails. If you are foolish enough to follow the links above you will get to this webpage:
Not only is this ploy cynical but Labour is breaking the law. This line at the bottom of this is not sufficient for the Information Commissioner.
The Labour Party and its elected representatives may contact you using the information you supply. If you do not wish to be contacted, please write to the Communications Unit at The Labour Party, Labour Central, Kings Manor, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6PA.
Organisations must not make it difficult to opt out, for example
by asking customers to complete a form or confirm in writing.
It is good practice to allow the individual to respond directly to
the message – in other words, to use the same simple method
as required for the soft opt-in. In any event, as soon as a
customer has clearly said that they don’t want the texts or
emails, the organisation must stop, even if the customer hasn’t
used its preferred method of communication.
All you will get for “adding your name” is Labour junk mail.