Will Obama’s spin doctor deliver for Ed?

This week, the Labour party hired the American political strategist David Axelrod to run their 2015 general election campaign. So it seems that the UK’s next parliamentary election “will be fought out by an American, an Australian and a South African”, say Helen Warrell and Barney Jopson in the Financial Times.

The American, credited with helping Barack Obama win the White House in 2008, then gain re-election in 2012, “is likely to be a doughty adversary” for Australian Lynton Crosby, the Conservatives’ election guru. However, he will also be “far less involved in the day-to-day running of the campaign”.

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