Telegraph is already campaigning for 2020…but will Tory attacks be as accurate as last time?

We've heard this all before. Remember the last claim of a Labour tax on families?

 

This year’s general election saw most of the country’s newspapers give themselves up to biased coverage and open campaigning for the Tories.

Andrew Neil, chairman of the Spectator and host of BBC’s Daily Politics, said on the eve of the vote:

Today it appears the Daily Telegraph (and the Conservative party) have already started campaigning for the next election in 2020.

As was common earlier this year, the paper has published warnings about how much worse off families will be financially under the policies of each Labour party leadership candidate.

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The calculations for this front page ‘exclusive’ come from… the current Tory government. 

One wonders if they will turn out to be as reliable as those of the last election.

The Times newspaper was forced to issue two apologies and corrections after its front page story, ‘Labour’s £1000 tax on families‘, published shortly before the May 7 election, turned out to be completely false.

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The paper’s source for the story on that occasion? Why, the Tory party of course!

It looks like it’s going to be a busy five years for MediaWatch. 

Adam Barnett is a staff writer at Left Foot Forward. Follow MediaWatch on Twitter

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6 Responses to “Telegraph is already campaigning for 2020…but will Tory attacks be as accurate as last time?”

  1. TN

    I don’t support Corbyn’s policies at all, but it’s a bit hypocritical of LFF to call out the Telegraph when they’ve been less than warm about him.

  2. JoeDM

    That’s the potential costs of socialism on normal hardworking families !!!

  3. stevep

    Election 2015 was the last throw of the dice for the British “free” press, they are in terminal decline and their influence is waning fast. That`s why they were so rabid in their attacks on Ed Miliband and Labour.

    A whole new spectrum of the electorate is getting their news from a vast array of internet websites now and formulating their own opinions.
    They are sick to their stomachs of the Westminster elite and the right wing consensus that passes for politics and “choice” in the UK.

    That`s why Jeremy Corbyn has come from nowhere to challenge for the Labour leadership. People are exercising real choice outside of the mainstream media propaganda.
    It is scaring the establishment to death.

    All the carefully-controlled media-fed Capitalistic indoctrination of Britain is unravelling before their eyes.

    If Corbyn wins the contest, it will be a victory for everyone who sees Britain for what it has become and wants it to change to the country it should be.

  4. blarg1987

    And how much as neo liberalism cost hard-working families?

  5. UnionJihack

    Lads, do not despair. There is no turning back now after Yvette’s car crash speech to the Mancs.

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