GAZETTE COMMENT: Providing all of the news, regardless of your politics

The pack of press photographers covering the visit of Prime Minister David Cameron to Alnwick.

The pack of press photographers covering the visit of Prime Minister David Cameron to Alnwick.

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Politics, by its very nature, is always going to be divisive and will always inspire strong and passionate opinions and responses.

This is part of the beauty of living in a thriving and open democracy and when a key General Election is approaching, then emotions are sure to be even more heightened.

Therefore, it was no surprise that some reacted to David Cameron’s visit to Alnwick this week with a hefty dose of criticism and even anger.

But the Gazette exists to report what is happening in Alnwick and north Northumberland and the visit of a Prime Minister definitely counts as news.

Whenever the leader of any political party, or any other major figure, visits the area, it will dominate the news agenda that day, and probably that week.

However, readers can rest assured that the Conservative leader received the coverage he did this week because he was in Alnwick, not because this newspaper supports his or any other political party.