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?
- 2 Porn block in India: hundreds of sexual websites banned, internet outraged
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Jackie Chan in second place in Forbes' Highest Paid Actors list after magazine includes actors working outside US movie industry
Malaysia issues arrest warrant for Gordon Brown’s sister-in-law after she publishes stories on leader Najib Razak's financial affairs
Natalia Molchanova: World's most successful free-diver missing and feared dead after disappearing in Mediterranean
Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
Pizza Express protests: these restaurants charge staff for tips paid by card
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair could face war crimes trial over 'illegal Iraq invasion'
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
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