Change politics for good: PPB preview

It’s all go on the political reform front today. Apart from Nick Clegg’s op-ed in The Guardian, front page newspaper coverage, detailed policy proposals and new campaign website, there’s also the little matter of today’s party political broadcast, also on the same theme. It’s appearing on TV screens this evening, but you can watch it now:

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  • Would ring truer if Nick hadn’t claimed up to the hilt on his own second homes allowance.

  • Anyone else think this looks like a injury claims advert?

  • Wow! A euro election political broadcast and not a word about Europe!! I just got a tory leaflet through the door that 90% of it was relevant to EU issues.
    No wonder the UK is drifting away from the European Dream, when even the supposedly pro EU party disgracefully treats the important elections influencing EU policy as a referendum on national politics.

    Shameful cowardly politics that leaves us pro-european and internationalist liberals cold.

    This echoes nearly everything that I experienced on the FE, point blank refusal by the Campaigns and leadership to campaign on Europe.

  • The second Clegg Roadshow PPB this year was heavily Euro-centric.

    I don’t know what was originally planned for this one, but it was obviously filmed quickly as a replacement.

  • Foregone Conclusion 28th May '09 - 4:42pm

    Well, I just got a ‘newspaper’ from the Tories talking about the economy, how awful Labour is, crime, how awful Labour is, education, Labour moral bankruptcy, Lib Dem defector, Labour’s failed economy, etc, etc. I could only find two explicit mentions of Europe (apart from a tiny ‘don’t forget to vote on June 4th!’ box), which were ‘let’s have a referendum on the Lisbon treaty’ and ‘let’s have a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty’ – making up about one tenth of the whole thing. It’s not done as part of the European campaign, but you’d have thought that a centrally created communication to be distributed in the weeks leading up to a European election would mention Europe more often. In the election communication, about a third of it is non-Europe related (most of it ‘let’s give Gordon a good kicking’). That’s for something that’s supposed to be explicitly concerned with the European elections.

    Chris Davies’ leaflet and election communication, on the other hand, was entirely concerned with Europe. 100%. And, in all fairness, the communcations from No2EU, Labour, UKIP (of course) and the Greens have been similarly straight to the point – in their election communcations, apart from a bit of ‘Gordon Brown is the man of the hour’ stuff from Labour, they’ve been 100% focused on the Euros. The only other party to talk about domestic issues to the same extent was the BNP.

  • D McCarthy, the EU elections aren’t the only elections. There’s also local elections too.

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