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Mar 11, 2010, 05:24 AM
Authors : Daniel
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Post date : Mar 11, 2010, 05:24 AM

As we know, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) is judicious and sparing with its comments to media outlets. Its aim is only to spark thoughtful debate among informed readers and listeners.

Yesterday, for instance, the right-leaning organisation's campaign director, Mark Wallace, let the Twitterverse know he'd had his hair cut, thus proving the important part social media can play in shaping the political landscape.

(I should admit that I make frequent personal tweets, although I choose not to associate them with my admirable employer.)

One hopes, then, that the TPA isn't losing its formidable intellectual clout - as appears to be the case this morning.

The pressure group's newspaper of choice, the Daily Express, chooses to quote CEO Matthew Elliott on pages six ('£100m TV channel nobody watches') and 15 ('Bank pays £14.9m in bonuses'), but not in its front page splash ('New death tax for all shock').

A massive error of judgement by the tabloid, surely.

Still, at least Mark today expressed (no pun intended) his bewilderment as to why MPs are afforded more police protection than people who don't run the country. Keep up the good work, fella!

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