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LDVideo: dodgy Tory stats, Nick’s online Q&A, and the Wallander-inspired Lib Dem PPB

Welcome to this latest LDVideo instalment, highlighting three political video clips from the past week.

First up, there’s Lies, damn lies and Conservative statistics courtesy Political Scrapbook (and with a nod towards this iconic Guinness advert):


(Hat-tip: Left Foot Forward. Available on YouTube here).

Secondly, here’s Nick Clegg responding to questions posted to Facebook (Facebook.com/nickclegg) and Twitter (@Nick_Clegg) in his latest online Q&A session with voters, and covering a variety of topics: support for carers, voter apathy, voting Lib Dem, military pay, the ‘Robin Hood Tax’, democratic accountability, Scottish independence; the hunger strikers and rights of children at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, and (forget biscuits) whether he prefers tea or coffee.

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Conservative policy making informed by TV detective series

Today’s FT has an interview with wannabe Chancellor George Osborne, where he once again fails to give any real details of the Conservatives’ economic plans, should they win the next election. Osborne talks about his admiration for Sweden, although he is unable to put his finger on exactly why, saying:

“I’m no expert on Swedish society but I am a regular viewer now of Wallander”.

What next: Chris Grayling telling the Daily Mail that he is changing the Conservatives’ policies on drugs after catching up with a few episodes of Van der Valk?

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  • User AvatarRodney Watts 22nd Feb - 9:19pm
    @Miranda Pinch. An excellent comment on some flawed thinking, and so glad it came from a like- minded Jewish LD. Whilst we appreciate Lorenzo’s concern...
  • User AvatarRob Heale 22nd Feb - 9:14pm
    Social Liberals have supported the ideas of "co-determination" and "co-ownership" for decades. Lets hope that Liberal Democrats can develop these ideas to help give employees...
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 22nd Feb - 7:42pm
    Agreed Nigel. I am hoping for change and think it may be possible, but when a spokesperson for Voice approves of this video it shows...
  • User AvatarNigel Jones 22nd Feb - 7:39pm
    We certainly need joined up thinking; I suggested this yesterday on LDV in response to the debate about immigration. That is the only way to...
  • User AvatarRob Parker 22nd Feb - 7:28pm
    I saw this on TV in the gym, and the PPB had subtitles - a lot of time was wasted with a lot of guff...
  • User AvatarWarren Clarke 22nd Feb - 7:01pm
    Considering the devastating effects of the floods around the country in recent weeks, I'd like to see our party take the lead in proposing a...