The Selfreferential Guardian

May 13, 2007

In Saturday’s Guardian, Martin Kettle, commenting Brown’s campaign launch, asks

Will the lost Guardian-reading Labour voter really be as enthralled as Brown hopes at the prospect of greater scrutiny powers for MPs?

Now, the British electorate is composed of almost 50million voters, half of which are active, and the Guardian sells 366,000 copies (*), a good chunk of which are read by people who still vote Labour and by people who never voted Labour. Should we really assess Brown’s speech by whether it has appealed to the lost Guardian-reading Labour voters?

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