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Opinion: Come back Nad! A layman’s guide to public engagement

Nadine Dorries has been unfairly judged. In fact she should not be judged at all. We have been so busy arguing whether she has brought herself and Parliament into disrepute by flying out to Australia to share a platform with B-list celebrities and eat Marsupial genitalia, that we seem to have forgotten all about the original question she was trying to answer: how can MPs and indeed all public officials of every office, from mayors to parish councillors, reach out and re-connect with the public?

My answer …

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  • User Avatarpeter tyzack 7th Jul - 11:36am
    watching Andrew Neil ALWAYS depresses me, with his stupid attempts at humour and getting his team members to perform for the cameras, so embarrassing.. but...
  • User AvatarJim Williams 7th Jul - 11:28am
    Hi Peter - great piece. I agree with every point, especially on the continued public presence of both candidates. I'd caveat only that there are...
  • User AvatarJim Williams 7th Jul - 11:18am
    Simon - thanks for the kind words! And agreed about building coalitions on the centre-left. Who do you have in mind?
  • User AvatarJim Williams 7th Jul - 11:16am
    Neal - thanks for commenting. I think we're not a million miles away from each other. You're saying move on entirely and straight away; I'm...
  • User AvatarMrWallace 7th Jul - 11:12am
    @Andrew. So parliament would look pretty much exactly as it does under FPTP as under AV then? Did report say how the Tories and labour...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 7th Jul - 10:35am
    The thing about STV is that voting is relatively simple - you can even treat your voting paper as FPTP if you like; it's the...
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