British Union Mocks Politicians In 'Downton Abbey' Ad

TBWA/London Poster Asks For No Second Series

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With the Conservative Party conference in full swing, the UK's biggest trades union, Unite, has struck out against the party with an ad portraying the Coalition governement as the cast of Downton Abbey. The poster, by TBWA/London, mocks the wealth and privilege of many of the UK's top politicans currently in power, with Prime Minister David Cameron pictured as Lord Grantham. However, his coalition partner, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, is shown as the butler and other members of his party as the servants. The caption reads: "Please, no second series." It's running on a 48-sheet advan in Manchester today and tomorrow.

Downton Abbey has just begun its fourth series on ITV.

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Oct 01, 2013
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