James Forsyth

Can the Internet turn Dan Hannan’s skewering of Brown into a story?

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Dan Hannan’s speech yesterday was magnificent, in three and a half minutes he absolutely eviscerated Gordon Brown. Unsurprisingly, the speech received little attention on the broadcast news—Tory MEP attacks Labour Prime Minister is a dog bites man story.

But the speech has already has more than twenty-five thousand views on YouTube, Downing Street’s video of Brown’s address has had only 219 views. If Hannan's speech was to become an internet sensation, hitting, say, the million views mark, then the media would be likely to cover that as a story in and of itself. 

P.S. The Vote Different video has had more than five and a half million views.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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