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The British Dream

by | 10th, February 2004

”IN America,’ says Tory leader Michael Howard, ‘they talk about the American Dream the ability of someone born in a log cabin to make it to the White House.

Just desserts for Mrs McPudding

‘As it happens, in America this is the exception, not the rule. In Britain, it does actually happen. We should embrace it. We should celebrate it. I want everyone to live the British Dream.’

And so it is this morning that we ask you to join us at Anorak and whole of the tabloid press in celebrating the rise of a little blonde girl from a care home in Liverpool to become Queen Of The Jungle.

[We would happily embrace her as well but such is the size of her chest that we couldn’t get near enough.]

Of course, Mr Howard is only partially right we can’t all make it to the White House, although if he got his hands on the NHS it’s quite possible that we would all be born in log cabins.

And for every Bill Clinton, there has to be a Michael Dukakis or a Barry Goldwater. For every Kerry McPadding, there’s a Jennie Bond and a Peter Andre.

But who, apart from Linda Barker’s bank manager, cares who came second? Yesterday was about Kerry or ‘Special K’, as the Mirror’s headline calls her.

‘Kerry, the honest sweet singer who loves her husband and adores her kids, was neglected as a child and was nice to everyone, wins,’ the paper coos.

‘In this increasingly nasty world, we say: Good on you girl.’

It is a sentiment we at Anorak wholeheartedly endorse in fact, Kerry’s ability to last 10 days in a prefab jungle calls to mind the

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