Jay's Journal

Is this really news? Part 1

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Will the pension laws be any better under Labour?

alittleecon

I thought I’d log a few stories that pop up during this election campaign, that just seem ridiculous to me. These types of stories pop up all the time. There’s maybe a day of massively overhyped controversy, and then it’s never hear of again. I think this first story definitely fits the bill. It’s Labour’s pink van.

Harriet Harman and Gloria De Piero

Here’s the van. Shocking isn’t it? This story has been all over the news today, and Channel 4 News managed to milk about 10 minutes out of it. I don’t entirely know what it’s all about, but here’s the jist. Is the van patronising? Is it sexist? I don’t know, but is this really news?

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