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Press Cycle #31 - General Election
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Labour: 26.5

Less sometimes is more, and your contributions tended not to get bogged down in anything superfluous (Mack - yours was a little too short.) The better contributions here picked on Saxon's difficulties more subtly while emphasising that you won the election and will get on with the job. You could have done better had you shown a little more acknowledgement that you did take a bit of a thumping.
 
Conservatives: 23.5
 
Some of your initial contributions fell a bit flatter than they could have because Labour did win the election. Those famous clips of Brown in '92 saying the Tories had lost the election; or Balls in 2015 saying the Government had lost its majority? They are famous for a reason. The best contributions were the ones that said Labour had to govern more collaberatively and learn lessons rather than ones that suggested that Labour had lost all authority to govern - because they certainly have more authority than you do.

A theme that emerged a bit about Labour now being in hock to radicals on its backbenches was much better and there was more mileage in that than some of your other lines.
 
Influence Points:

Elizabeth Atwood: "Labour is talking about getting back to basics, but we have seen what that means under this Labour leadership - higher taxes, attacks on business and a divided country." - your contributions were generally great and emphasised that you want to now get on with holding Labour to account on its message.

Emily Kennedy: "The election? 328 Labour victories and 1 Tory win. Her name is Elizabeth Atwood, the only man in charge of the Tory Party." - the middle class press that you call your own winces at the sexism, but the tabloids love this little turn of phrase as they gleefully cover the Tory leadership woes.

Alwyn Thomas: "The Tories claim that they have won, why is Mr Saxon not in Number 10? Why is he crippled by a potential coup? Why is he not at liberty to appoint his own Shadow Cabinet anymore?" - that sticks the knife in, and then stabs again, and then looks Elizabeth Atwood right in the eye as it stabs again.
Steve
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Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Nathan - 04-26-2018, 05:13 PM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Agnes Hamstead - 04-26-2018, 05:22 PM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Amanda Folkestone - 04-26-2018, 06:13 PM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Alice Robertson - 04-26-2018, 08:18 PM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Agnes Hamstead - 04-26-2018, 08:32 PM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Aaron Pitt - 04-27-2018, 09:25 AM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Agnes Hamstead - 04-27-2018, 08:06 PM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Nathan - 05-01-2018, 11:00 AM
RE: Press Cycle #31 - General Election - by Steve - 05-04-2018, 07:46 PM

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