Friday, May 04, 2018

When a headline really takes the biscuit

The North West Evening Mail today ran a headline in their digital edition which said

"Fears of Berlin style wall splitting Ulverston come true"

As Humbert Wolfe wrote many years ago

(There were not many lady journalists when Wolfe wrote this. but the quote is equally applicable to men and women.)


What the NWEM describes as a "Berlin style wall" in that headline is merely a metaphor for an election result - to be precise, that Labour won the three seats on South Lakeland Council representing Ulverston East while the Conservatives won the three seats representing Ulverston West.

So anyone who saw the headline and feared that Ulverston has its' own budding Donald Trump putting a physical barrier through the town does not need to worry ...

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