Election Highlights of the Day: 01/05/2010
Saturday 01 May 2010
Show of the day
American TV audiences are getting a taste for "frumpy old English women."
Viewers of Jon Stewart's Daily Show were treated to Gillian Duffy's encounter with the Prime Minister, albeit with her jaw oscillating in time to Scottish woman, frumpy or otherwise, Susan Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream". "Congratulations Gordon Brown, you've just broken the heart of the sweetest old lady in Britain," Stewart concludes, before deploying The Daily Show "soular-cam" to show the precise moment the Prime Minister's political career leaves his body.
Escape of the day
A tough week for Gordon Brown nearly got even worse when he was seconds away from missing a train back to London for an interview with Jeremy Paxman. Some comfort though: the trailing press pack were outpaced by the fleet-footed PM and had to wait for the next one.
Voice of the day
It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Tory advisers have admitted they hired aides to coach David Cameron's voice before the final leaders' debate. The aim was to get him to slow down and to speak at a lower pitch; the same advice once given to Margaret Thatcher. Who says style beats substance?
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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