Latest Liberal Democrat Party Election Broadcast

We were a bit remiss and didn’t publish last week’s Party Political Broadcast when it first came out.

Continuing the theme from previous broadcasts, this time we have a young woman walking around in the dark listening to Nick on the radio talking about what the Liberal Democrats can offer as coalition partners. Enjoy.

The Scottish version is voiced, very well, actually, probably with even more clarity and feeling than Nick, by Willie Rennie:

 

The previous PEBs can be found here, and here, where Helen makes up her mind.

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18 Comments

  • David Evershed 27th Apr '15 - 8:17pm

    The young people this seems to be aimed at will not be aware what left and right mean – other than directions.

  • David – that is hugely patronising, and also wrong (e.g. I am 18, a first time voter)

    At least this one uses a person rather than a car, which makes sense with the slogan

  • Nick Collins 27th Apr '15 - 8:43pm

    If she wants to cross the road, she’ll be safer without those headphones.

  • Ruth Bright 27th Apr '15 - 9:02pm

    Oh no! Cue Sussex police saying she shouldn’t be out on her own at that time of night.

  • Stephen Hesketh 27th Apr '15 - 9:11pm

    Ruth Bright 27th Apr ’15 – 9:02pm
    “Oh no! Cue Sussex police saying she shouldn’t be out on her own at that time of night.”

    Very amusing comment Ruth 🙂

  • “If she wants to cross the road, she’ll be safer without those headphones.” – Careful Nick, you’ll get yourself accused of victim blaming…

  • @Ruth Bright
    “Oh no! Cue Sussex police saying she shouldn’t be out on her own at that time of night.”

    Hilarious! Though what’s slightly less amusing is that since the Sussex furore there’s been at least one young woman killed to my knowledge in circumstances identical to the situation the Sussex campaign was trying to warn against.

  • Scotland doesn’t have brick walls. Scottish walls are made of stone, or are brick covered with roughcast. Scottish people will notice that.

    Has anyone thought of pushing the line that having Farage or Salmond in government would damage Britain’s international reputation? What would France’s image be like round the world if Marine Le Pen was a government minister? If we want people to do business in this country, we keep divisive demagogues out of government. How about it?

  • Definitely love the Scottish version. Willie Rennie for new leader??

  • Stuart – curfews aren’t the answer to violence against women.

  • @Ruth Bright “Stuart – curfews aren’t the answer to violence against women.”

    Violence against women (or indeed men) isn’t going to be stopped instantaneously.

    In the meantime it makes sense to behave in ways that maxmimise your personal security. I would give exactly the same advice to both my son and daughter. Both could suffer violence, although clearly the nature of that violence is likely to be different in each case.

    Wandering around at night on your own whilst wearing headphones is stupid behaviour regardless of your gender; it prevents you from picking up and acting upon danger cues, be that from traffic or other people.

  • Tony Greaves 28th Apr '15 - 11:56am

    Interesting that not a single comment other than from Scots about the broadcast. More ad-PR rubbish in my view. Why can’t we treat all voters young to old, with some respect?

    Tony

  • @Ruth Bright
    “curfews aren’t the answer to violence against women”

    True, so it’s good that nobody (least of all Sussex Police) has suggested anything remotely like that.

  • Ruth Bright 29th Apr '15 - 9:52am

    Stuart – young women do live under informal curfew and are encouraged to do so (and seek chaperones) for their own safety. What do you know of these things? Eight years as a young female inner-city councillor taught me a great deal about this both as a victim and a campaigner and I will happily write an article about it ……….after the election.

  • @Ruth Bright
    I don’t know where you live but there certainly isn’t a curfew in my city – late night at week-ends the streets are literally swarming with young women, and good for them. Trying to stop women going out was not the object of the Sussex campaign as far as I could see – the aim was to get them safely back home afterwards. Nevertheless I look forward to your article. I can’t claim to be a young woman myself but I have a daughter who is (nearly) so I could not be more interested.

  • What’s the background music?

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