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Turn out the Lights – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

January 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Campaigning, Journalism, Newspapers, Politics, The Media, UK Labour, United Kingdom

The Sun destroyed Neil and Labour with an eight-page attack entitled ‘NIGHTMARE ON KINNOCK STREET’, warning, ‘He’ll have a new home, you won’t’, ‘A threat to proud history’, ‘My job will go’, ‘Prices set to jump’, ‘Do not trust his judgement or his promises’, and ‘Lest we forget – Hell caused by last Labour government’. It delivered the final knock-out blow a day later with its front-page headline: ‘IF KINNOCK WINS TODAY WILL THE LAST PERSON IN BRITAIN PLEASE TURN OUT THE LIGHTS’. And on it went. The Mail, with ‘Labour would have to raise loan rates’ and ‘Warning: a Labour government will lead to higher mortgage payments. There is no doubt about it. Interest rates will rise within days of Kinnock entering Number Ten.’ The Express: ‘Can you really afford not to vote Tory?’

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