2017

Nightmare on Kinnock Street: The Destruction of a Labour Leader

I’m putting this here as a resource for any students interested in Labour’s relationship with the media

The 1992 general election was so tight that The Sun claimed their coverage ‘won it’ for the Tories.

A reminder of the bizarre lengths the paper went to in portraying the ‘Nightmare on Kinnock Street’…

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They claimed planning applications – including loft conversions – would have to be approved by gay & lesbian groups

‘What are they trying to do, build a gay world?’

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‘Lefties put boy in care of Lesbian Crook’ in a ‘loony bid to woo gay voters’
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‘Its MAO or Never for Neil’ – Kinnock won the votes of Stalin, Trotsky and Marx from the grave.

The Tories had the votes of Churchill, Elvis Presley and Sid James.

Hitler spoiled his ballot…

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‘How Page 3 would look under Kinnock – Fat Chance of fun’
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‘I’m a miner but I can’t afford to vote Labour’

Five months later the Major Government announced that 31 of the last 50 pits would close with the loss of 31,000 jobs

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