The funniest 11 reactions to the Tories’ Corbyn-bashing Love Island water bottles

Because they’re the party of the ordinary man and woman in the street – or on a sofa, watching TV – the Conservatives decided to mix a massive popular culture event with a bit of political advertising – specifically, Corbyn bashing. To coincide with the final episode, they launched a competition to win limited-edition water bottles with a Conservative Party-Love Island crossover theme.

They made a website for entries, with this text.

“Yeah that’s right – we’re giving away Love Island water bottles for the final (obviously). Some with a political twist, some not so much. Either way you’re going to be staying hydrated.

With just a limited number available, winners will be chosen at random. So don’t miss your chance to get yours. Just fill in your details below!

#FreeMerch #FinalCountdown #DontBeAMelt”

It included this tempting photo of one of the bottles

Complete with the witty slogan …

“Don’t let Corbyn mug you off”

Word soon spread on Twitter. These are the 11 best reactions.

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After only a couple of hours, the wheels came off the Tories’ carnival float as ITV announced that they were the only source of genuine Love Island merchandise. The competition website was hastily edited to remove any reference to the show.

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And, just in case you were wondering …

H/T Guardian