- The Washington Times - Friday, April 18, 2014

Britain’s Labour Party was trying to announce with fanfare its hiring of former Democratic White House political adviser David Axelrod as a new strategist for the liberal-leaning group — but the message fell a bit flat when the headline on the press release misspelled his name.

The headline on the Labour Party’s website read: “David Alexrod joins our team.”

The gaffe is made worse by the fact that party officials apparently didn’t notice, or change, the misspelling for hours — and that Labour’s Ed Milibrand is often mocked and parodied by a popular British magazine as a “Mr. Bean”-like bumbling character, stumbling and unintentionally comedic, NBC News reported.

The Labour Party hired Mr. Axelrod to help with Mr. Milibrand’s prime minister campaign.

“In his work for President Obama, David helped shape a campaign that reflected his vision, focused on building an economy that works for all hardworking people and not just a privileged few,” Mr. Milibrand said of Mr. Axelrod, NBC News reported.


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