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..and the papers get even worse for Labour

April 18th, 2009


Times online

As well as the Telegraph poll reported on the previous thread there’s another poll tonight – from the unregistered BPIX in the Mail on Sunday This has the Tories on 45% to Labour’s 26% with no figure for the LDs reported. I don’t usually have much time for BPIX because it’s not part of the British Polling Council and doesn’t make its detailed data available.

Away from the polling are two further potentially explosive stories for Labour in the Sundays. The News of the World is carrying a report that “the vicious plot to smear top Tories was set up with the help of the boss of the Labour Party, the News of the World can sensationally reveal today…”

The paper says “a new email shows that Labour’s General Secretary Ray Collins chaired a secret meeting to create the Red Rag website now ensnared in the Smeargate scandal.”

And in another tack the Sunday Times, featured in the panel above, has a report that “ED BALLS, the schools secretary, used Damian McBride, the disgraced spin doctor, to smear ministerial rivals and advance his own ambitions, a Downing Street whistleblower has claimed.”

The sure message coming from both papers is that this story is going to run.






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