Monday, 26 January 2009

Greenpeace cock-up

"Kicking their own supporters," is how Alan Simpson has described Greenpeace's strategy to email barrage MPs.

For some reason they thought it would be a good idea to target MPs who've already shown sympathy for their cause (see below).

Simpson said he got 6,500 e-mails - which blocked his computer up, leading to complaints from constituents.

Being a proud environmentalist he must be really hacked off to lash out at Greenpeace.

UPDATE: Nottingham East MP John Heppell (pictured here with a senior Labour Party figure) also had his in-box barraged.

He said: "I thought it was a deliberate attempt to crash our systems. I didnt realise it was just stupidity."

4 comments:

Advanced Media Watch said...

Well he must be one of the most popular liberal MP,s in the UK with all them emails, even if they are Greenpeace spam.

Has the numpty never heard of anti spam filters ?
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scunnert said...

I dunno - seems to demonstrate the strength of feeling wouldn't you say?

Lobbydog said...

They're just aiming the gun at the wrong people, if you're going to crash someone's system why not tell everyone to e-mail Geoff Hoon's office?...that's not a suggestion by the way.

subrosa said...

You'd think the IT system in Westminster would be able to handle that amount of electronic mail. After all they've spend millions and perhaps into the billions on it.

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