Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Media Luvvies Desert New Labour

Peppa Pig, the popular children's television character has been withdrawn from a Labour event, after its creators said they wanted to avoid any "controversy".

The cartoon character, which is broadcast on commercial television, had been due to appear at a party election event on Tuesday highlighting Labour's policy on families.

A life-size character was due to appear with Yvette Cooper, the Work and Pensions Secretary and Tess Jowell, the Cabinet Office minister, at a Sure Start children's centre in south London...

"Peppa Pig is a well known fan of Sure Start children's centres but, in the interests of avoiding any controversy or misunderstanding, we have agreed she should not attend," they said.

Labour had previously said it was "delighted" that a "megastar of children's television" had accepted the party's invitation to join the senior ministers.

A spokesman for the Labour party said: "We have agreed that it would be better that she should not attend the visit."

A spokesman for Gordon Brown added: "The Prime Minister and his family are big fans of Peppa Pig and he understands that she has a very busy schedule and so couldn't make it."

Sometimes things are true even if they're in the Daily Telegraph.

My money is on Noddy being a true blue Tory, but Big Ears has the look of a possible UKIP voter to me.

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