Satirical video editors Cassetteboy have released a new video poking fun at the Conservative Party’s ‘attack ad’ against newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Cassetteboy, who has over 100,000 followers on YouTube, is famous for cutting and editing speeches to turn seemingly innocuous phrases into politically cutting videos.
In the latest outing, Cassetteboy has spliced together speeches from David Cameron’s speeches to create a witty critique of the Conservative Party’s scare movie that took Jeremy Corbyn’s words on the death of Osama Bin Laden out of context.
‘Is David Cameron a threat to context?’ remixes the PM’s words to make it appear as though Cameron holds “contempt for the poorest in the country” and wants to “kick the sick.”
According to the video, Cameron thinks “you’re either rich or you’re dead.”
In a reference to the 1.21 minute attack ad released by the Tories shortly after Corbyn became Labour leader, Cassetteboy claims the PM “takes opponents words out of context.”
The video adds that Cameron “turns video black and white to make it look scary” and “insults the electorate with shoddy attack ads.”
The Conservatives were left red-faced after being forced to temporarily remove their YouTube video attacking Corbyn because it breached copyright rules.
Freelance videographer Adrian Cousins lodged a copyright claim stating his material had been featured in the film without his permission.
The video, titled ‘Labour: a threat to our national security’, selectively quotes the Islington MP calling Palestine’s Hamas and Lebanon’s Hezbollah “friends,” and points out he once called the 2011 assassination of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of US special forces a ‘tragedy’.
It also highlights his well-known opposition to the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons arsenal and claims he would see Britain’s armed forces disbanded.
The video uses sinister music and black-and-white footage to create a ‘scary’ atmosphere.
A number of Conservative figures, including Prime Minister David Cameron, tweeted on Sunday that Labour is now a threat to “our national security, our economic security and your family’s security.”
The suggestion was ridiculed on social media, with public figures including activist and Queen guitarist Brian May asking if it was some kind of joke.
Corbyn has insisted that when he referred to delegations from Hamas and Hezbollah as ‘friends,’ he did so in the context of discussing a resolution to the Middle East conflict.
The Labour leader’s comments concerning Bin Laden were also taken out of context by the Tory video.
Corbyn told Press TV at the time of Bin Laden’s death: “No attempt whatsoever that I can see to arrest [Bin Laden] and put him on trial, to go through that process.”
“This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy,” he added.