The private eye’s guide to being a plain speaking politician

This might be a bit mystifying to non-UK readers but Jeremy Corbyn, a left-wing politician likely to be the new leader of the British Labour Party, has provoked what we might call an enthusiastic reaction in the British media. In this feature the satirical magazine Private Eye (HT countless people on my twitter feed) compare what he has said to how it was reported. While Corbyn has generated much enthusiasm for his earnest plain speaking, surely this shows that its the headline writers themselves that cannot be matched in this respect?

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