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23 September 2016

“How to leave the Labour party”: Google’s top search about Labour on the eve of its conference

Searching for a way out.

By Media Mole

Your mole, readjusting its spectacles and blinking bemusedly at its palmtop, doesn’t usually have much truck with what the great tech disrupters of today suggest is “trending”. Ever since its hashtag campaign, #notallmoles, failed to take off, it’s been more than a little cynical about the relative popularity of things online.

But it was amused to read Google’s announcement today that its most-searched question about Labour in the UK is currently: “How to leave the Labour party”.

On the eve of Labour’s annual party conference, it does seem bleakly poignant. But perhaps a more effective search for Labour members who are getting cold feet would be “How to get purged from the Labour party”. It’ll be a more efficient process, that’s for sure.

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