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X-Factor takes over politics

Published 05/05/2010

I have never known a British General Election so obsessed with appearance and celebrity and in such a contest Labour is bound to lose.

Most of the media are out to get Labour leaders, especially if they are not English.

Their persistent attempts to crucify Brown are little better than the behaviour of the pupils who taunted teacher Peter Harvey. Whether or not Gordon Brown misheard Gillian Duffy, she clearly referred to a 'flock' of immigrants, hardly acceptable rhetoric in multicultural society.

As for the TV debates, Brown won on substance, but lost on presentation. British politics has become a slightly more serious version of the X-factor.


Lisburn, Co Antrim

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