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PR Disaster In London Today

Posted by Media Relations on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Comments »

British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is facing critical times as the May General Election quickly approaches.

With recent opinion polls showing that the Labor Party has only an 8% lead over the Tories, PR disasters like the one that occurred in a Regent Park mosque today, can only act to hurt Blair’s political campaign.

When a fringe Islamist group gatecrashed a general election event, hosted by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), angry demonstrators were quick to condemn Blair’s leadership and to warn Muslims against voting in the upcoming election, dubbing them “unbelievers”.

The Muslim Council of Britian’s effort to bring Muslims together to discuss what they wanted to get out of the General Election, turned into a piece of negative PR for both the MCB and the current Prime Minister, overshadowing what had originally been a positive move on the MCB’s part.

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