New Times,
New Thinking.

  1. Election 2024
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).

Select and enter your email address Your weekly guide to the best writing on ideas, politics, books and culture every Saturday. The best way to sign up for The Saturday Read is via saturdayread.substack.com The New Statesman's quick and essential guide to the news and politics of the day. The best way to sign up for Morning Call is via morningcall.substack.com
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
THANK YOU

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

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:
 

 

Content from our partners
We need an urgent review of UK pensions
The future of private credit
Peatlands are nature's unsung climate warriors