We all love party political broadcasts, don’t we?

In case you missed it, yesterday’s Party Political Broadcast is here, and it’s rather good. Enjoy!

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  • Christopher Curtis 1st Oct '20 - 1:25pm

    Why is it all about the leader? Did we learn nothing from plastering Jo’s picture all over the place?
    I find the “wake up and smell the coffee” slogan deeply offensive: if I was asleep, I’d never have joined the LibDems.

  • I get the “listening to your concerns” message, and Ed’s wish to be seen as a champion for carers, but we can’t offer all things to all people … and, the sooner the better, Ed will need to spell out what specific lessons he’s actually learned from all his conversations around the country.

    I also hope that, together with his parliamentary colleagues, Ed will then start to articulate a clear and coherent vision, based on Lib Dem policies and values, of how to build back better from the twin challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit. Let’s hope that some real substance begins to emerge in the party’s national messaging.

  • With some diffidence I have to say there should be a limit on how many times reference can be made to very personal situations, however sad they may be.

    Both David Cameron and Gordon Brown were careful to observe on this matter.

  • Chris Bertram 1st Oct '20 - 5:29pm

    Christopher Curtis: “Why is it all about the leader?” Because, for a small party, the focus of the media will normally be only on the leader, so we’d better do our best to ensure that the public have a good idea who he is (yes, I know he was in the coalition cabinet, but that was aeons ago, politically speaking). As this is the first PPB after his election as leader, I don’t think it’s that odd. I’d expect future PPBs to feature other faces from the parliamentary party.

  • @David Raw. I understand, but I think this is the first time Ed has told his story to the public at large. Liberal Democrats have heard it through videos, hustings and his conference speech but this was aimed at a wider audience and needed to be said.

  • @ Mary, Thank you, Mary, and I do appreciate how sensitive this is.

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