Saturday, September 30, 2006

Cameron. A Man of Substance

(Press Association)
According to the BBC, David Cameron is keen to shed his "PR Tag" at this year's Conservative Party Conference, emphasising that he is more substance than spin!
That's understandable, I think if I were leader of a major political party I would be none too keen at such an accusation, but this year's Conservative Party Conference will have an image lift, according to the Party's Central Office. This will include:

"Votes will be cast, X Factor-style, with electronic handsets, although what happens to the results once they are in is less clear."

"There will also be sessions based around Dragon's Den, the hit BBC2 show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists. In the Conservative version, would-be Tory MPs will be able to pitch their policy ideas to a panel, led by Ann Widdecombe, for possible inclusion in a forthcoming manifesto."

For more, read here.
More substance than style David, sorry Dave! It seems not.


the dĂșnadan said...

I was listening to the radio this morning and they had Tim Montgomerie of Conservative Home talking about David Cameron's 'invisible' shadow Cabinet. He was interviewing people in Bournemouth asking if they knew that so-and-so was in the SC. I have to admit, of the various names mentiones, I only knew that William Hague was a member. I had even forgotten that David Davies was. I must admit though, my finger is not always on the political pulse. To prove this, I didn't even know that DC has a PR tag.

fairdealphil said...

It will be an interesting week to see how much of the gloss is rubbing off Dave the Chameleon.

The Telegraph story was fascinating this morning, highlighting splits to come on tax and spend policies.

As long as we keep our nerve and not repeat last month's unforgiveable nonsense, whoever is our new Leader, we can win the fourth term and establish Labour as the party of government for the 21st century.