1 May ~ With only five days to go to a General Election we return to WSC 220 (June 2005), where Barney Ronay looked at how "awkwardly staged soccer-fandom has become required shorthand for candidates interested in projecting an ersatz common touch".  

Last month a survey named Wayne Rooney as the number-one choice among children under 13 for prime minister – narrowly edging out Harry Potter and Charlie from the defunct boy band Busted. News of Rooney's popularity will surely have made waves among the image handlers and style technicians in Whitehall. Read the full article

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