Everybody knows about John’s ponytail problem – a selection of world headlines.

Scandale de »la queue de cheval » (accusé d’avoir tiré les cheveux d’une serveuse par jeu ou blague dans un café) pour le Premier Ministre John Key en Nouvelle-Zélande.
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Ponytail gate for Prime Minister John Key in New Zealand.

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When Martyn Bradbury of The Daily Blog pressed ‘enter’ on his exclusive « The Prime Minister and the Waitress » this morning he may not have predicted where it would end up: all over the world.

In less than 24 hours it has become the world’s top trending topic, with the antics of our PM now top news on the British paper The Guardian.

So, without further banter, here is a just a taste of what the world is waking up to:

The Guardian newspaper, UK – most read story on The Guardian worldwide.

FOX News, USA – America’s top conservative network.


One of the world’s most respected broadcasters, the BBC: Currently the second most read story in the world.

Across the ditch – Sydney Morning Herald. Currently Australia’s leading story.


The news Canadians are waking up to:


ABC News, Australia.

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Daily Mail, UK


CNN.


The Independent, UK.


The Telegraph…

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Milifandom vs Cameronettes: The weird side of political Twitter

Have I Got News For Youth

Written by Luna Webster

What do you expect to see leading the headlines a fortnight before the general election? Maybe some political scandal or poll predictions, perhaps hopeful MPs visiting hospitals or schools or local businesses. Well, how about hundreds and thousands of teenage girls proclaiming their love for party leaders – in particular, Ed Miliband.

The so called « Milifandom » was started by a Labour Party member called Abby (twcuddleston on twitter). Initially the campaign was to be used to turn Miliband’s media coverage into something a little more positive by posting photos of the opposition leader looking powerful and competent, but it didn’t take too long for Ed to become the political version of Harry Styles.

The Milifandom hashtag is dominating Twitter and even provoked the creation of an opposing fandom; the « Cameronettes ». However, for some reason, Cameron hasn’t quite reached the levels of support Miliband has within…

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