This from David: "The information commissioner's office has served the labour party with an enforcement notice, after an investigation revealed that they had used automated marketing phone messages to contact people without their consent." I can't help but wonder if the nature of politcal campaigning today makes robots the best canvassers - after all, unlike humans, they can be easily programmed to stay 'on-message' (pun totally intended) and not embarass the party leadership by letting slip anything untoward such as doubts regarding certain wars.
Maybe the next big thing will be the Stepford MP:
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