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Better keep this one out of sight of all four main parties in the General Election: the Basque Nationalist Party in Spain has discovered the limitations of high-tech electioneering after 600 irate villagers in Llodio bombarded the party with complaints after they were woken up by phone calls between 1am and 8am that turned out to be recorded messages from the Party – which needless to say blamed the computer; we’d hate Walworth Road to latch onto the idea and start phoning people in the middle of the night with paste-up recorded messages of Norman Tebbit telling them to get on their bikes and vote Tory – or indeed Central Office disturbing the sleep of the just with recorded messages urging them to sign up for weekend training in Neil Dad Kinnock’s guerilla army.

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