New TV broadcast: Clegg lays blame on Government and bankers

We spy on the LibDem YouTube channel the party’s Queen’s Speech Broadcast, which airs tonight (17.55 on BBC2, 18.55 on ITV1).

But you don’t need to wait for it to materialise on your telly box because here it is:

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  • David Morton 5th Dec '08 - 1:03pm

    Not bad though as a piec of communication I’m not sure the thre themes will hang together.

    1. It’s an introduction video. tis is the excellent bit. In effect acknowledge that no one knows who Nick is and make a virtue of it. The conversational style and “ordinary” folk are as god a way of doing it as any.

    2. The sweep of history introduction made we wonder if we were going to get some analysis of why we were in this mes but i should have known better!

    3. Good that there was only one policy pledge as we need to find a single message. I’m just not convined that a very vague to “big, permanent” tax cuts without saying whoes or how thy’ll be paid for will gt us very far.

    On the theartics. I tought the setting was very confused. It confused two motifs.

    1. ” The Kitchen Table.” if they wanted this they should have used one and done it in a domestic setting. As it was the fact that nick and public were sat on either side of a physical barrier looked od.

    2. ” the informal chat/down the pub”. if they wanted this why not have sofas easy chairs/ and get him out of the suit and tie.

    As it was it loked like they were trying to do both aproaches at once without achieving either. I did like the cockney ryhming slang references to bankers though. people will get that.

  • Matthew Huntbach 9th Dec '08 - 11:06pm

    Oh, was that it? Well, if it was better than Labour’s, Labour’s must have been dire.

    Look, what people want is the message that we’re in control and understand this stuff. Instead, what do we get – prat in a suit asks people what they think (thinks “he’s a prat in a suit, he hasn’t got a clue”) – and says “tax cuts, jolly good, let’s have lots and lots of them, and, er, well there’s probably some loophole we can find somewhere to pay for it”. Is there, I wasn’t convinced, were the punters? No, I doubt it.

    What we could have had – LibDems and Liberals in the past warning about what would happen, and proposing solutions. The solutions need to sound clever. There must be some archive clips (or were we cheering along the Ponzi scheme economy all the time as well?).

    LibDems that look and sound like ordinary people. Sorry, Nick can’t help the way he looks and sounds, but he comes across as just another of these government and banking people he’s trying to blame – one of them, not one of us.

    Fire and passion – Nick gave every impression he was trying very badly but failing to summon it up.

    Confidence – Nick just did not come across as confident, one just did not get the impression this was someone who knew what he was doing and had the answers.

    Teamwork – Kennedy was a lazy b****** who left a lot of the work to others, and do you know what – it worked. People realised the LibDems weren’t a one-man band, they had plenty of good people at the top who would make plausible ministers. When the country is cheering on Vince Cable, not to make use of him here is, er, jealousy?

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