British politician’s staff really cocked up this election flyer

If only he'd received more campaign donations, he could have hired a proofreader.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published May 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:02 pm CDT

Typing is hard, but you have to be really thick to make a mistake as boneheaded as this.

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With just two days to go before the U.K. elections, Conservative Member of Parliament James Duddridge is probably wishing his campaign managers had a little more blood flowing through their brains.

When you see “ERECTION DAY” on a poster, you know someone really “cocked  up,” as the British say.

Well, at least he can laugh about it. Isn’t democracy fun?

H/T Talking Points Memo | Photo via Martin Cooper/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: May 5, 2015, 5:57 pm CDT