Thursday, 4 June 2009

They're not stupid, Neil

THERE'S a serious flaw in the strategy of BNP Cumbrian Newspapers editor Neil Hodgkinson. It can only work if his readers are stupid.

Thankfully Cumbrians are not, and that's why yesterday's predicted eve-of-poll attacks on the BNP in the News & Star will have little or no effect on the outcome of the results today.

Mills & Boon eat your heart out . . . ?

Judge for yourself.

Front page story & billboard 'hook'


Double page spread


Unfortunately for Neil, the newspaper's How will you vote tomorrow? poll has the British National Party in the lead on 24%. (6.30am this morning)

1 comment:

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