May 5 2017 – “PM: Brexit Will Be Good For Brighton” – The Argus – Front Page

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The Argus Front Page – May 5 2017

“The Argus remains unbiased and apolitical…It just so happened that yesterday [May 4] was also the day when Theresa May was in [East] Sussex” (‘PM’s visit to Argus’ – Editorial – Argus – May 5 – Page 10).

It also just so happened that yesterday [May 4] was the day of the East & West County Council Elections. 
 
It also just so happened that yesterday [May 4] was the day the Argus allowed a Tory-funded Four-Page Wrap Around – ‘Theresa May For Britain’. 
 
It also just so happened that yesterday [May 4] was the day the Tory PM – Theresa May – made a ‘surprise’ visit to the Argus offices in East Sussex. 
 
It also just so happened that today [May 5] was the day the Argus declared on their Front Page “PM: Brexit Will be Good For Brighton”
 
It also just so happened that today [May 5] was the day the Tories seized majority control of East Sussex County Council, and retained majority control of West Sussex County Council.
 

“The Argus remains unbiased and apolitical…”, says the Argus Editorial [May 5]

Richard W. Symonds

Mr X to Richard Symonds:

You are wasting your own, the editor’s and anyone else’s time that you have involved in this ‘beaucoup de bruit pour rien’.

Richard Symonds to Mr X

I very strongly disagree. You seriously under-estimate realpolitik and the power of propaganda. I go with my first instincts as a campaigner…the four-page wrap-around shocked me when I first saw it – and I reacted accordingly. I’ve never seen a political party being allowed a wrap-around by ANY newspaper – and being allowed to have it on the morning of an election was astonishing.

It was a brilliant set-up by the Tory Central Office. Undisclosed thousands paid to a gullible local paper for a front page propaganda advert on the day of an election. Then, a call to the editor that the PM was just ‘popping in’ on that day, so the ‘suckered’ editor then ‘rolled out the blue carpet’. Then the gullibly-naive editor crowned this orchestrated political propaganda fest by giving the Tory’s front page – free – the following day.

Mr X to Richard Symonds

Who, disinclined to or uncertain whether to vote Conservative, is likely to have read the advertisement and hot-footed to the polling station to vote Tory?

Richard Symonds to Mr X

You have no idea who or how many were influenced by the front page – nor do I. But the Tory Party – superb at winning elections ‘by hook or by crook’ – thinks such propaganda techniques do have an influence. Why else would they be given £19m for such advertising?

And what was the final election result, especially in East Sussex County Council? The Tory ‘master-puppeteers’ must still be uncorking the champagne bottles in their London Club – laughing at how stupid and gullible ‘the common herd’ are at election time.

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