Do you want these two to tell you how to vote?
You just sent a couple of emails a while back? That’s all the justification needed: as many unsuspecting punters have discovered, the Tel has harvested all those email addresses and used them to send their owners a begging email. This, though, is not asking for any kind of payment, but that the recipients cast their vote for the Tories. And that could have landed the paper in a whole load of trouble.
There’s more: “Or do we revert to an old-style, ‘government-knows-best’ culture championed by the most Left-wing Labour leader for a generation? … All the frenzied talk about a hung parliament and the surge of the SNP is a distraction because in the end, the choice is straightforward: do we want Mr Cameron to continue in Number 10 or to see Ed Miliband installed [legitimacy, eh?] as prime minister?”