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General elections can do strange things to people, especially when they are trying to get one over on their opposition and this election is no different.

Take, for instance, Sajid Javid, Tory minister and the current chancellor of the exchequer, who on Friday shared a tweet attacking Labour's economic policy.

The tweet featured a screenshot of a story from the Financial Times which featured the headline 'Will Jeremy Corbyn's spending plans trigger a crisis for the UK economy?'

Without linking the story, Javid instead gave a very short answer to the headline.

By now, we shouldn't be surprised to see politicians pulling these sort of stunts but Javid's attempt here is quite odd.

By not sharing the link to the article it makes the whole thing look quite suspicious and there is a very obvious reason why he didn't share it.

In the actual opening paragraph of the piece it is reported:

Economists have expressed concern over potential waste in the Labour party's plans for a surge in public borrowing for investment - such as its proposal to extend full-fibre broadband to every home.

But bond investors have shown little support for chancellor Sajid Javid's claim that there would be 'an economic crisis within months'.

As you can see, the article whilst being critical of Corbyn and Labour also dismissed Javid's claims that the policies would lead to an 'economic crisis.'

Why would Javid do this? Did he think that nobody would notice? Well, unfortunately for him, people did notice and were more than happy to let him know about his mistake.

Oh dear, oh dear.

Next time, Sajid, just share the whole article or maybe find a story which doesn't critcise you within its very first paragraph.

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