Rupert Murdoch’s electoral edict to The Sun’s editorial staff: keep Miliband out of Downing Street or risk their jobs was unsurprising. Far more interesting was the lack of effect this, or anything in mainstream media, had on polls. The old: “It Was The Sun Wot Won It” days are over.
Natalie Bennett’s disastrous week mean urgent lessons must be learned, by her and the entire Green Party.
Green leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s ill-fated election policy launch (Photo: Creative Commons)
Insurgent parties, like the Greens and UKIP are receiving the widespread media coverage they craved for so long. This, as they are discovering the hard way, is a double-edged sword.