Friday April 3, 2020

Bring on the cuddly toys

At this stage of the campaign four years ago, John Prescott punched a protester and people became interested, albeit briefly, in the election.

16th April, 2005

At this stage of the campaign four years ago, John Prescott punched a protester and people became interested, albeit briefly, in the election. This week's glut of manifesto releases, and the inescapable campaigns to sell them to voters have not had nearly the same effect. In fact most of the launches were stage-managed and cringe-worthy in equal measure.

At a lectern emblazoned with the question ‘Are you thinking what we're thinking?’ Michael Howard launched the...

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