Saturday January 25, 2020

20 things you may not know about the British general election campaign

The public might be bemused or enraged by attack dogs, dead cats, doubling down and trolling, but the Tories will be happy the latest poll’s 68-seat majority prediction

1st December, 2019

1. Attack dogs, dead cats, doubling down, dog whistling, trolling and dredging have replaced the Yuletide spirit. Voters and candidates alike are angry and frustrated, and lashing out at policies, parties and people has become the new form of democratic process.

2. Boris Johnson used his TV party political broadcast to tell voters that “the election is going gangbusters” and that his Brexit deal just needs to be “slammed in the microwave”. And he...

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