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The Labour Party has rolled back the years and taken a leaf from the Tory Party's 2019 general election playbook by rebranding their press account to 'TORY DEBATE WATCH.'

Cast your mind back to November 2019 when during a general election debate the Tories temporarily rebranded their account to a 'official fact checking' service and took aim at several of the statements made by then Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Well, Labour took a long time to get their own back but during the BBC debate between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak the @labourpress account has been live fact-checking the statements made by the two candidates in line to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister in September.

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The account which featured a blue withered tree as its avatar and a graphic of Sunak and Truss, dubbed 'Battle of the Lightweights' as its banner began tweeting by saying: "Right, since we're all missing Love Island for this we may as well try and enjoy ourselves."

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Well, if you're gonna miss Love Island might as well have fun trolling the government.

They also had a bingo card running featuring some of the claims that the two Tories might utter.

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Interestingly, Home sectary Priti Patel started following the account not long after this. Keep your friends close etc, etc...

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The account, under this guise, also took pops at some of the claims that each candidate made, which perhaps didn't make too much sense.

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