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Alastair Campbell: Britain's answer to the BNP

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Leading article: Oaths of allegiance

Losing your rag seems to be the order of the week. There have been reports of Susan Boyle, the star of Britain's Got Talent, launching four-lettered tirades in her London hotel. And the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, showed a bit of the fire that had been lacking from his team in the Champions League final when he dismissed a journalist's "bloody stupid question" in the post-match press conference in Rome.

Give Susan a break, says Morgan

Susan Boyle, who became an overnight star after performing on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, is cracking under the pressure of fame, one of the show's judges said yesterday.

Susan Boyle in 'floods of tears due to pressures of fame'

Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan jumped to Susan Boyle's defence today, saying she has been in "floods of tears" this week as the pressures of fame have taken hold.

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