This scurrilous leaflet - printed cheaply, and a fragile survival from the 1920s - played its part in ending Britain's first, minority, Labour government.
A general election in December 1923 saw a sharp swing against Stanley Baldwin's Conservatives. They remained the largest party, though well short of an overall majority. Ramsay MacDonald became the first Labour prime minister, reliant on Liberal support. His government lasted just ten months - another election was held in October 1924.
Just days before polling in 1924, the Daily Mail published a letter from a Soviet official - a directive from the Communist International in Moscow to the Communist Party of Great Britain. It said the resumption of diplomatic relations with Moscow (by a Labour government) would hasten the radicalization of the British working class. The letter seemed authentic at the time but historians now believe it was a forgery.
This Conservative leaflet issued in October 1924 sought, on the basis of this forged letter, to portray the Labour government as 'Bolshies', whose actions were hastening a British Revolution. And just to add a xenophobic twist, the leaflet added the slogan: 'No Alien Plotters'.
Here's a wonderful piece of political ephemera. It's a spoof mourning card marking the defeat in the Lancashire constituency of Westhoughton of the sitting Conservative MP, Edward Stanley, in the 1906 'Liberal landslide' general election.
Stanley had been the Postmaster General in the outgoing Conservative government and had notoriously castigated postal workers wanting a pay rise as parasites and bloodsuckers. Not surprisingly, that insult rankled - and with this denunciation of "Bloodsucker" Stanley, the postal workers got their revenge.