"The Sun believes - and prays - that the Conservative leadership can put the great back into Great Britain. "
So concludes the Sun's editorial this morning. The whole idea of prayer in editorial meetings of the Sun boggles the mind. A few thoughts:
- Are the Sun actually praying, or is this just a comment in a leader? Do they actually believe that God backs the Conservative party, or do they think He needs some persuading? It would be interesting to hear the theology behind this.
- If they're not actually praying, then todays leading article is a lie. Make of that what you will. It wouldn't be the first time.
- Nick Assinder joins some dots. There are bound to be some financial calculations here. News Corporation have their sights set on the BBC, and the Conservatives have a track record in being less sympathetic than Labour. For the Sun to back the Tories makes business sense for the Murdoch dynasty. For the Tories to get News Corporation behind them makes electoral sense for Cameron.
- This makes me less likely to vote Conservative. And I'm not sure it's a good thing for democracy either, but it's probably always been like this.