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Saturday, 19 March 2005

First the grey vote, now the gay vote

This is the title of an article appearing in today's Independent. It relates to recent interviews given by Michael Howard to Cosmopolitan magazine (for the female vote) and the Budget last week which had pretty shameless (and hollow, of course) pandering to the 'senior citizen' vote [GBP200- off Council tax for one year ... I ask you, how cheap is that!]. It seems that the three principal Party leaders have now been interviewed by Independent journo Johann Hari for Attitude (a gay magazine, out of the Desmond stable).

As I always buy Attitude anyway, I'll look forward to reading the full interviews, and will try to assess just how cynical the various leaders' remarks are when it comes my turn to head for the voting booth. [Unfortunately, I do not think there is an on online version of 'Attitude', so you have to buy/borrow it to read it]

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