Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Press Cycle #16: Question Time
#1
"Who won? And why was it Melanie Phillips?"

Closes at 23:59 18/03
Steve
Will be doing things soon
Reply
Thanks given by:
#2
What we have seen is a party so ideologically devoted to the old ways of Thatcherism that they would take issues as varied as public safety and the Euro and then trot out the same old catchphrases. The Tories want to privatise the railways even harder because competition hasn't worked yet but will if we try a bit more, they want to reject Europe because some backbenchers told them to and they want to peddle lies about the Government so they can crawl their way into Number 10. Labour has a clear vision, doing what is best for the people rather than doing what is best for the egos of our backbenches, big backers and personal vendettas. We will work to ensure safety and trust in our railways, be that a restructuring job or full nationalisation, we will work to get Britain into a position where the Euro is not just a dream but ready for a referendum on entry, and we will work to root out further corruption wherever we find it. The Tories' shameless opportunism and downright lies cannot detract from the fact that they have no new ideas, just the same old song-sheets they've been singing from since the 1980s.
The Rt Hon Sir Dylan Macmillan MP
MP for Bedfordshire Mid (1983-Present)

Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition (1992-Present)
Secretary of State for Energy 1987-1990

@Dylan_Macmillan
Reply
Thanks given by:
#3
For what snippets I was able to see - I am a busy man, after all - I must say that I was largely unimpressed with how the politicians went on with their little debate. On the whole, the British people want public rail, a British currency, and reform in Westminster, and we didn't hear that message coming from any of the gents supposedly representing the peoples' interests. It's really a shame how deaf-tone the politician culture has made some of these people...
Reply
Thanks given by:
#4
Question Time proves it once and for all: Labour has no plan for Britain. Pushed again and again for answers on the issues of our day, nothing was presented to give Britons confidence in the system or in the government. Railtrack has ended in failure - one that the report into it placed at Labour's door - and yet all they could be said was that they, "can't answer" the questions that the public deserve the answers to. On the Euro, Labour recommitted itself to forcing a referendum on the British people after a botching of the results of the 'Five Tests'. On Solomon Trevitt, Labour had little to say other than that they 'dealt with it as soon as they knew', and yet we have only seen action six months down the line from when they first found out about Trevitt's actions. This is a government in disgrace and in crisis - and it is sinking fast.
MP for Kensington

(In previous lives: violated a confidence and supply agreement, tried to fight a man on Eton's nine-hole golf course, released a leaflet torpedoing ones own party, was likened to an M&M shovelling money into a fireplace and co-founded Solidarity 2.0 ft. much anarchy)
Reply
Thanks given by:
#5
For me it is quite clear that we heard nothing new from this Government. All we heard was the Chancellor committing to the Euro and any means possible to make the five tests work.The Chancellor claimed that business was behind the euro in the UK, but when the Shadow Foreign Secretary asked him to name one he couldn't. The Chancellor is content to tell the British public anything he can so the Government can get what it wants, to join the single currency.

This Government are desperate to be part of the cool club even when there is clear uncertainty around the Euro and quite frankly Britain deserves better than this farce of a Government and a weak Prime Minister
James Allen

MP for Leeds Central

Reply
Thanks given by:
#6
Press Cycle closed.
“Yes. It’s terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true. The bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies and… everybody lives happily ever after.”
Reply
Thanks given by:
#7
Labour: 23.5
 
Despite the debate itself being seen by commentators as being a tie (with Thomas even edging out on top, perhaps) the media debate following seems to have Labour edging out more. Thomas’ contribution was perhaps one of the stronger ones from this press round – but he was a lone voice, and the only other one in his party was critical, so it undermines you slightly.
 
Conservatives: 26.5
 
I mean, some of the overall messaging is strong: Labour doesn’t appear to have a plan, etc etc, but you’ve made the problem of making it a little bit too hysterically by shouting out about the government sinking or ‘wanting to join the cool club’ (kind of a cringey remark the media are probably going to enjoy poking fun at). Still, you came out united and the overall message resonates, so you come out on top.
 
Influence Points Awarded to:
 
Alwyn Thomas: “The Tories’ shameless opportunism and downright lies cannot detract from the fact that they have no new ideas, just the same old song-sheets they’ve been singing from since the 1980’s.” Like the Tories, at least a bit too hard hitting – and it’s interesting you’re employing similar attacks (‘x has no plan’), but you made this one extremely effectively. Also a good defence for Labour’s position.
 
Alexander Krugo: “On the whole, the British people want public rail, a British currency, and reform in Westminster, and we didn’t hear that message coming from any of the gents supposedly representing the peoples’ interests.” Huh, you take a swipe at everyone. The public can appreciate that. Have a populist cookie with your influence point.
 
Samuel Burman: “This is a government in disgrace and in crisis – and it is sinking fast.” Your point is a bit too dramatic, and it’s probably time to let go of using the Trevitt deal against the govt, but the overall message – the government has no plan – resonates well.
“Yes. It’s terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true. The bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies and… everybody lives happily ever after.”
Reply
Thanks given by:


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)