Sticks and stones can harm your poll ratings
February 22, 2010 1:18 AM Subscribe
The Observer publish an excerpt of Andrew Rawnsley's new book
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, in which he alleges that Gordon Brown has been aggressive and volatile in power. Immediately up pops a representative of an organisation called the National Bullying Helpline
, which says it has received calls from "inside Downing Street", garnering TV news appearances. However, is the NBH all that it seems?
Anti-Tory bloggers point out that the Charity is run by a woman married to the director of a private company
that deals with the same issue, the implication being that it was set up to fish for customers of that company; A blog has been online
for a while alleging that the company is more interested in siding with the companies against the complainants.
It's all quite mad.
[editorializing]I find it quite depressing that the next government of my country can't even run a smear campaign competently. I worry what will happen when they get their hands on the economy.[/editorializing]