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Professor Tim Bale, UK general election: ‘Happy Warrior’ confronts bomber pilot

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Assessing the TV appearances of the party leaders, Tim Bale sees David Cameron as a wartime bomber pilot, “if he manages to drop a few incendiaries somewhere near the target and make it back to base in one piece, then it is mission accomplished.” Ed Miliband meanwhile, gets the Grand National treatment and is compared to an unfancied horse who appears to be gaining strength rather than falling at the first hurdle. “Punters who previously weren’t paying much attention have noticed that there’s more to him than they had realised,” he writes.

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