To date, the editors of the Mail (not the author) and the Chamberlain files (perhaps the author)

In June this year’s Bad Press Awards (campaigning for truth and trust in Britain’s feral press) the Daily Mail swept the board, but failed to show up to accept the award from John Cleese.

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/john-cleese-presents-daily-mail-with-five-out-of-seven-prizes-at-inaugural-bad-press-awards/

Chris Game, in the Chamberlain Files, suggested that the choice of speakers at the recent Labour Party conference was decided on a basis of ‘male domination’ – to use his least schoolboyish term.

Surely he must have heard the rationale for choice given by the non-alpha male Jeremy Corbyn, who opted to select newly elected MPs and gave members an increased role at conference, with more time for councillors and grassroots activists to speak on the conference floor.

Jonathan Walker’s words below show the substance of his article – belied by the headline “How Jeremy Corbyn copied his conference speech from Theresa May”. After comparing similar phrases used – with no reference to copying – he wrote:

The policies may be different, but the two leaders share a belief that voters won’t put up with growing inequality, and expect government to do something about it. They may be right.

The next question, then, is who has a plan to turn their words into action? So far, the answer appears to be Jeremy Corbyn.

Theresa May talked the talk last year. And her analysis of what’s going on in British politics, and what voters want from a government, may be right. But since then, she’s failed to demonstrate that her Conservative government will actually deal with any of the problems she raised – low pay, lack of housing and so forth. Instead, it’s all been about Brexit and, following a disastrous general election, speculation about who will be the next Tory leader.

Labour, by contrast, is brimming with ideas, the latest being rent controls. Whether they’re good ones or not, they’re certainly striking.

Theresa May’s task, when the Tories hold their annual conference in Manchester, is to convince us that she meant what she said last year, and has some idea how to create a world that works for all of us.

How many people simply read the Mail’s misleading headline and failed to get the true message?

 

 

 

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