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British Tabloids Cheesy on UK Debates

Friday, 30 April 2010 09:15 AM

LONDON - Gordon Brown looked like a mouldy cheese, David Cameron a fleshy buttock and Nick Clegg a scrambled egg. Britain's newspapers pulled no punches as they summed up the last of the country's pre-election leadership debates in typically ribald fashion.

With the partisan press in broad agreement with opinion polls that handed victory in the third televised encounter to Conservative leader Cameron, many dwelled on Prime Minister Brown's failure to revive his chances ahead of the May 6 vote.

And for some there was disappointment that more was not made of the now-notorious gaffe that saw Brown caught on tape calling a supporter of his Labour party -- an elderly woman by the name of Gillian Duffy -- "bigoted."

The Sun newspaper, a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid that has declared its backing for Cameron, gave its reaction in image form, picturing Brown's face burned into a piece of bread under the headline "Scrambled Clegg and Toast."

"[Cameron] ran rings round exhausted Gordon Brown and increasingly rattled Clegg as they traded blows over the economy," Sun Political Editor Trevor Kavanagh wrote. "The Tory [Conservative] leader looked like a real prime minister in waiting as he laid out his plans on tax, spending and bank reform."

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