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The Sun also rises

It has become socially respectable but remains politically pivotal

By Trevor Kavanagh   April 2002

An article by a Sun journalist in a respectable publication like Prospect is remarkable. Not so long ago, it would have been unthinkable. Neither I nor any of my colleagues would have been given house room in any remotely liberal or left-wing magazine during the days of Michael Foot or Neil Kinnock. Today, Prospect and the Sun are more or less Blairite-although there are times when Downing Street has its doubts. But it does show how far the Sun has come since I joined it a quarter of a century ago. In those days, when conversation at polite parties turned…

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