Friday, April 20, 2007

Party Election Broadcast - Labour

As briefly mentioned when I was on 18 Doughty Street a few days ago, here is Labour's latest election broadcast.
This has been given a predictable pasting from the Tories and Lib Dems, but Labour in government has a knack of listening to people's concerns and fears and acting accordingly. Admittedly we sometimes get it wrong, we are only human after all, but we do try and the fact we have won three general elections in a row is an indicator of this.


PS Wasn't it kind of Gordon to refuse the change from the taxi driver :)


Tim Roll-Pickering said...

Why does Labour never use its PEBs during local election campaigns to tell the country why it would be a good thing to have a Labour Council? Is it admitting that's an impossible task?

And Gordon's bit with the change doesn't look generous but silly - can't he do his sums to realise that the fare was a full note?

Barry Beef said...


Consider this as only a brief return from a sabbatical, but I heard you on 18 DS and just wanted to say that I was in no way involved in the setting up of your Facebook Appreciation Society. I can't take the praise and kudos for someone else's inspiration and endeavour

Praguetory said...

She charged a fiver. Judged by her face, that's what he gave her.

Man in a shed said...

I would imagine Gordon gave him a fiver and just wanted the effect of being seen to tip. A stealth tip - bribing people with their own money.

Paul Burgin said...

Barry, likewise you can sit back and be content that your blog got briefly plugged
Praguetory, you got it wrong. She was just shocked out of sheer pleasure at the Chancellor's generous act of kindness :)
Man in a shed. That's just unfair. Even when Gordon makes a personal act of generosity, you lot try and put an unpleasant spin on it.

james higham said...

Nice to read a Labour point of view on how they justify what they've done. You're one of the best they've still got, Paul.

Paul Burgin said...

Why do I have a feeling that's not a compliment ;)