Lib Dem website hijacked

By politics.co.uk staff

A website registered with Liberal Democrat headquarters was redirected to a video mocking Nick Clegg for breaking his promise on tuition fees today.

The website www.liberaldemocrats.co.uk redirected users to a YouTube video interspersing Mr Clegg’s comments opposing a rise in tuition fees with his statements since entering government.

The website has now been taken down, but you can still see the video on politics.co.uk‘s front page.

The New Statesman website traced the details of the website to find it was registered to 4 Cowley Street, London, SW1P 3NB – Liberal Democrat headquarters.

It is not the party’s official website, so it seems likely it bought the domain to prevent anyone else putting content up on it.

If true, that would suggest the video was uploaded by an angry worker at the party’s HQ.