Leading Article: William, use your head

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The Independent Online
Does William Hague think that he is somehow imbibing wisdom by peregrinating round the national periphery, as if political reality can be found "out there", like truth in The X Files? Well, how much reality there is in a Cornish theme park is a matter for debate, but there probably isn't a lot at the end of a water chute.

Still, that's not really what this is about: it is about the Tory leader getting his hitherto unknown visage recognised in local newspapers and on local television stations around the provinces. No harm in that at all - indeed, a lot to be said for it. But lay off the "baseball cap casual", William: your older voters think it's childish, and the younger ones think you look - well, not to mince words, a bit of a prat in that hat.

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