Election Highlights of the Day: 28/04/10
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Difficult conversation of the day
After "megastar" Peppa Pig was stopped from appearing at a Labour Party mini-manifesto launch by her licensing company, Children's Secretary Ed Balls said: "Peppa did tell me that not only is she a supporter of universal Sure Start but would be quite worried if George Pig lost his child trust fund." Wouldn't want to have to break the news to him.
Insightful quote of the day
In case The Sun's screaming front-page headline, mocked up half-Clegg-half-Gordon-face and hysterical copy didn't get the message across, The thoughts of Becky (26, from London) might help. She's concerned by the prospect of a hung parliament. "In legislatures with proportional representation, coalition government is often the norm," she explains. "I'd hate to live in a country like Italy that has had 61 governments in 65 years – even if I do love Italian food."
Own goal of the day
It's with particular relish that Murdoch's organ puts the boot into Lib Dem plans to allow anyone under the age of consent to watch and appear in porn films. But they failed to consult Becky from London on the issue.
Photo of the day
Labour candidate Luke Pollard thought he'd nailed a photo-op when he snapped a picture of himself with members of a cross-party campaign, including his Tory counterpart. So he must be disappointed that the very same picture is now appearing as Tory election material, minus Mr Pollard.
Wandering fingers of the day
Sally Bercow is finding out the hard way how dangerous ill-thought-out tweets can be. The speaker's wife, a Labour Party member, was quick to delete the update reading: "Been heckled by a couple of smackheads in a stairwell." Not quick enough, though.
- 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
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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