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Cameron’s Conservatives Crowdsource The Bloggers’ Budget As Daily Mirror Loses Influence

by | 24th, March 2010

TODAY the Daily Mirror presents the most opportunistic, sad, desperate and downright daft headline in the runs up to Labour’s defeat in the General Election, and in the waft of Geoff Hoon, Stephen Byers and Patricia Hewitt’s cash-for-influence scandal:

“SEE YA! (WOULDN’T WANNA BE YA!”

That’s the headline. The news:

“Cheerful David Cameron waves bye-bye yesterday to his chances of being our next Prime Minister.”

(Surely “waves tooodle-pip”? – ed)

The Mirror sees a poll that gives Labour 20 more MPs than the Conservatives. This is great news for the economy because it means those greedy Labour troughers will be working hard to earn loads cash and so pay more taxes into the big pot. It’s win-win!

In other news it turns out that the Tories are not too bothered about what the Labour paper tells Labour supporters who buy it, and will turn to bloggers for help:

Says Eric Pickles, the Chairman of the Conservative Party:

* Wading through all this small print ourselves is a huge job. This year we’ve decided to do something a bit different – we’re going to crowdsource our response to the Budget. Once the Budget’s out, we’ll publish it in a simple format as soon as possible so you can have a good dig into it. The Treasury has hundreds of civil servants working on all this and there’s no way we can match their resources – so it’s important for as many of you as possible to lend a hand in analysing the detail.

Or as political bloggers say to the Daily Mirror:

“See ya!” wouldn’t wanna read ya!”

Image: the excellent Matt Buck



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