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Day: April 12, 2011

Labour supporter Gillian Duffy thinks the coalition are doing a bad job. I’m shocked. Shocked I tells ye.

Sometimes I do like to be overly dramatic and sarcastic in my blog titles. I really do.

So Nick Clegg was collared by Mrs Duffy today whilst visiting a factory in Rochdale. She asked the Deputy PM if he thought the coalition were doing a good job and he replied that it was hard but he believed they were making the right decisions. She says that he’s just saying the same thing he’s always saying on TV and on the radio. Which to me is good – shows he’s consistent and not saying one thing to one set of people and another to another.

Afterwards when asked about the government Mrs Duffy replied, “It’s gone wrong,” she said, “Let’s face it, it’s all gone wrong.”

I am still in shock that a lifelong Labour supporter would think the government are doing a terrible job. This without a doubt is headline news along the lines of Turkey’s don’t vote for Christmas and that I am too tight to buy a proper phone (Nokia 8310 ftw). What is next for Mrs Duffy? Maybe she should share a #bbcqt platform with some real politicians or maybe that isn’t enough for her? Maybe she should take #PMQs one day because the government are doing such a terrible job.

Look I know as a Journalist that the story is legit and the BBC (and others) are right in running with it. It just depresses me that nobodies can get their 15 minutes of fame and as an industry they are kept on the backburner and wheeled out if the opportunity arises. Had I said the same to Nick Clegg then it would not have been reported. The difference between Mrs Duffy and myself apart from the obvious is that I was never called a bigot by the Prime Minister. If that type of thing gets me a public profile then David Cameron can call me an arsehole who has a Troy McClure style fish-fetish if he likes.

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