A very sharp Right-winger who goes by the alias of “femiokay” (I always picture him as a shrewd ex-pat Nigerian businessman) posts frequently over at The Motley Fool. He made a striking observation on Friday about the way BBC News online reported on the three main party leaders’ New Year messages. Tony Blair gets to put his case pretty much uninterrupted and unchallenged, as does Charles Kennedy. Michael Howard, in contrast, has to address the “ppl” through the flak fired by his critics. Femi suspects it’s a vast Left-wing media conspiracy, but I’m not so sure; the best way to turn voters off the Tories is just to let Howard open his mouth and get on with telling them what he thinks his party stands for.