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10 September 2015

Yvette Cooper bests the Sun in an emoji rap battle

The Labour leadership candidate makes a late entry for sassiest contender.

By Media Mole

It may be too late to swing the Labour leadership, but that hasn’t stopped Yvette Cooper making a late entry for sassiest candidate.

In a last bid to get out the vote, Cooper tweeted an emoji message to her supporters:

(Translated from under-25-speak, this reads “time is running out, we’re heading to the finish, vote now for Labour’s Yvette Cooper).

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Female emoji options are limited, and naturally there were some quibbles:

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Which Cooper handled like a pro:

The real delight came, however, when the Sun decided to take a swipe.

They pithily tweeting “Oh god, there’s only a few hours left – what haven’t we tried?”

“Emojis? But I’m not sure. . .”

“It’s done”

Luckily, the jibe was no match for the Shadow Home Secretary:

You tell ‘em, Yvette. As a reward from the NS web team, we’ve made you a custom emoji: