Saturday, November 06, 2004

Spinning a Bush/Blair rift

Writing in yesterday's Spectator, Peter Oborne reports a Labour strategist as telling him:

"Watch out for a carefully choreographed rift between Downing Street and the White House. A suitable subject will be chosen, most likely the Kyoto accord."
Oborne goes on to say:
carefully briefed articles by sympathetic columnists will soon start to appear disclosing "frosty relations" between Tony Blair and George Bush.
And what do we find Patrick Wintour and Nicholas Watt reporting in today's Guardian?
Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary and a strong supporter of Tony Blair, will come close to breaching the cabinet's neutrality on the US election this weekend by voicing Labour's "real disappointment" that John Kerry was defeated.
It makes you think.

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