Friday, 7 May 2010

IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT?

IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT

 

It seems an age ago now that Murdoch played his hand, having decided in which direction he felt the prevailing wind was blowing, and declared that the Sun would be backing the Tories in the General Election.  The Australian with the American citizenship doesn't like to be on the losing side in a UK election, see.  He likes to think he holds sway over the British electorate.  No doubt he's in his office right now trying to figure out how he can spin 'IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT'.  Pull the other one mate.  You're quite possibly 'done' in this country.  The one result that really screws you is being shouted from the roof-tops; the two-party system that has worked so well for you is now consigned to history.  No more Thatchers, no more Blairs... not in Britain's balanced-Parliament / electorally reformed future.

 

I like to think that he had a hand in his own downfall.  The electoral boundaries, plus Labour's core vote, plus an endorsement from the newspaper with the largest circulation in the country (The Sun) could possibly have swung it for New Labour one last time and Murdoch would have had 5 more years to plot his way to global domination.  Luckily for us the power-crazed 'media' mogul – one eye on the opinion polls, the other on the BBC - threw his lot in with the Tory Party.  The rest, as they say, is history. Not even his ludicrous 'Hope' Sun cover, with Cameron a Bullingdonian Obama, could get the Tories a majority. (See http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:wRonWiGT2nQcpM:http://jonbernstein.wordpress.com/files/2009/09/sun_backs_cameron_cartoon.jpg &

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:rvgnoxugw1dQrM:http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/L/R/2/obama-nope.gif for a couple of great responses.)

 

Perhaps even the following is true: IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT(SELF).  Priceless.

 

 

[Thanks to Paul Roome for inspiration!]

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IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT

 

It seems an age ago now that Murdoch played his hand, having decided in which direction he felt the prevailing wind was blowing, and declared that the Sun would be backing the Tories in the General Election.  The Australian with the American citizenship doesn't like to be on the losing side in a UK election, see.  He likes to think he holds sway over the British electorate.  No doubt he's in his office right now trying to figure out how he can spin 'IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT'.  Pull the other one mate.  You're quite possibly 'done' in this country.  The one result that really screws you is being shouted from the roof-tops; the two-party system that has worked so well for you is now consigned to history.  No more Thatchers, no more Blairs... not in Britain's balanced-Parliament / electorally reformed future.

 

I like to think that he had a hand in his own downfall.  The electoral boundaries, plus Labour's core vote, plus an endorsement from the newspaper with the largest circulation in the country (The Sun) could possibly have swung it for New Labour one last time and Murdoch would have had 5 more years to plot his way to global domination.  Luckily for us the power-crazed 'media' mogul – one eye on the opinion polls, the other on the BBC - threw his lot in with the Tory Party.  The rest, as they say, is history. Not even his ludicrous 'Hope' Sun cover, with Cameron a Bullingdonian Obama, could get the Tories a majority. (See http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:wRonWiGT2nQcpM:http://jonbernstein.wordpress.com/files/2009/09/sun_backs_cameron_cartoon.jpg &

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:rvgnoxugw1dQrM:http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/L/R/2/obama-nope.gif for a couple of great responses.)

 

Perhaps even the following is true: IT WAS THE SUN WOT HUNG IT(SELF).  Priceless.

 

 

[Thanks to Paul Roome for inspiration!]

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