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 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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