MediaWatch

Paris mayoral candidates judged on their dress sense

With two women facing off in the Paris mayoral race, some French media have decided to compare them on the basis of how they dress. Other French media respond by illustrating the absurdity of this with similar "match des looks" for rather untrendy male candidates in Marseille. Also, across the Channel, a PR disaster for the Conservative Party involving tax reducctions on beer and bingo for "hardworking people"; an online effort to highlight the tax cuts backfires.