Labour's pink bus tour is turning into a bit of a van crash

Well it doesn't have big eyelashes on the front. We don't care.

So said Harriet Harman in response to criticism of Labour's "patronising" pink van to the Huffington Post, shortly before embarking on a tour of the UK to attract women voters.

The party's 'woman to woman' campaign will visit 70 key constituencies in a bid to woo the nine million females who did not vote in the last general election.

Its first stop was at the Stevenage branch of Asda - but if this Vine of the van parked on a zebra crossing is anything to go by, the tour did not get off to a good start.

Predictably and depressingly, it has led to a floor of jokes about women drivers.

As well as bad parking, Harman has been confronted with a disgruntled voter who asked why she was not speaking to men.

Here he is again...

As for the eternal question of "what about the men"? Ellie Mae O'Hagan points out getting them a van doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

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