There was a big fuss but no suspense this morning outside Number 10 Downing Street. In what has become a typical pattern in the world of 24-hour news, media organisations had been briefed in advance on the content and the choreography of Gordon Brown’s election announcement. This was the ultimate scripted, pre-packaged news event.
from The Great Debate UK:
A study of constituency-level campaign techniques undertaken by Brunel University ahead of a general election expected in early May shows that direct mail is by far the most common method of contact used by politicians to reach potential voters.
“He might not have been the easiest of allies, but an ally he has been.”
That’s the verdict of the Daily Telegraph in an editorial to mark President George W. Bush’s farewell tour of Europe.