Monday, March 17, 2008

Boris' new haircut and the British press

There's something weird about the British political press.

Or maybe there's something weird about Boris Johnson (more likely).

I was in Chester this afternoon, doing some banking and shopping and had an opportunity to read this week's Spectator over my fish n' chips and mushy peas. Reading Tamzin Lightwater's little columnette, she mentioned Boris Johnson's new haircut as a political setback. A joke, of course.

But just now, putting "Boris" and "haircut" into Google News, what do I get but no fewer than four articles, at the Times and the Independent, on the would-be London Worshipful Lord Mayor's new do.

Well, OK, not actually about his hair, but it's in there in each one.

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