Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A Tale of Two PPBs
These are the Labour and Conservative PPBs which are being shown this week. Do compare and contrast. Labour asks: 'what would you like to say to Gordon and Tony if you met them?'. The Conservative film shows David Cameron meeting real people and actually hearing what they would like to ask him. It shows Cameron at his best. He's totally at ease in any environment and is not afraid to tell people what they don't want to hear. I understand that the film was made by James Fletcher, who made the David Davis documentary on crime last year. He's achieved in the is film what I assume he set out to achieve - to show David Cameron as a good listener and a man of firm views. A very good start.
The most hilarious moment in the Labour broadcast is when Gordon brown gets out of the cab to pay the driver. She tells him the fare is £5, so he hands he some money and says 'keep the change'. So in theory he handed her £10 and gave her a £5 tip. Not exactly prudent was it?!