Torygraph reporting hits a new low point

Mr Barlow was part of the Conservative campaign in 2010 - what a rock'n'roller YOU are, Gary!

Mr Barlow was part of the Conservative campaign in 2010 – what a rock’n’roller YOU are, Gary!

Did anybody bother to read a story in the Daily Telegraph that claimed Ed Balls had accused the Conservatives of wheeling out Gary Barlow to speak against them in an almost-total misrepresentation of the Shadow Chancellor’s words?

Mr Balls referred to the Take That singer in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, linking him with Alliance Boots boss Stefano Pessina as people who have spoken out for the Tories.

Here’s what he said: “I would think in the next three months we are going to have a number of people brought forward by the Conservatives – whether it’s Gary Barlow or Mr Pessina – saying don’t vote Labour.”

It’s clear that Gary Barlow is used because of his part in the Conservative campaign of 2010 and, because of that, it’s fair comment to suggest that he might be fielded again.

But there’s a lot of clear blue water between that and “Ed Balls has claimed that the Conservatives are enlisting Gary Barlow, the Take That singer, in a plot to destabilise the Labour Party.”

Is the Torygraph taking on staff from the Mail or Sun, perhaps?

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8 thoughts on “Torygraph reporting hits a new low point

  1. Paul C. Dickie

    In 1997, Paul Daniels famously declared that he would emigrate if Labour was elected.

    Can he be relied upon to make the same promise again, even if he doesn’t keep it?

  2. beastrabban

    I’m not surprised. If you read Private Eye, the Torygraph have sacked so many of their workers that it’s almost a wonder they’ve got anyone left to put the wretched thing together. Plus the fact that their sales are plummeting. If you look behind some of the dodges the weirdo Barclay twins have done to promote the paper, like trying to give away free copies, it’s actually below the 1m reader mark.

    Which means it’s in big trouble.

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