Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cameron's Appearance on the Alan Titchmarsh Show



Click HERE to watch David Cameron's appearance on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh programme this afternoon. That's if you can get the dreadful ITV Player to work. There are two adverts to endure before it gets going too. He talks movingly about the death of his son, Ivan, and what the last few weeks have been like. When he moves on to talk about the current economic mess, it's very interesting to hear the audience reaction when he says "the country is moving in the wrong direction". And the audience erupts when he says he remains committed to upping the Inheritance Tax threshold to £1 million and to abolishing income tax on savings for basic rate payers.

Not sure Alan Titchmarch is the most searching interviewer I have ever come across...

15 comments:

http://www.cctvstar.blogspot.com said...

ANOTHER AWFUL DAY FOR LABOUR

trevorsden said...

Off topic - except its anti labour - The Standard has an erm, interesting tale about a govt whip - Dawn Butler - who is claiming for second London home despite already having one within 10 miles of Westminster !

An absolute effing scandal.

Plenty said...

Cameron will inherit the worst British national debt. No wonder Gordon was grinning all the way through Hannan's speech. He knows the truth.

http://www.plenty2say.com

Old Holborn said...

Iain, drop this

The only story is Daniel Hannan

The BBC won't cover it, and let's be frank, they aren't going to give you any airtime/fees anyway, so go for the jugular.

Bury Brown. Don't stop until he's buried. When Brown is buried, you will appear on the BBC.

Just saying...

Habib said...

So Iain, will you tell us, who is the most searching interviewer you have come across is? I'm sorry I'll get my coat

Wrinkled Weasel said...

OH the other story is that Tom Harris, former government toady is going to vote against a three line whip

aproposofwhat said...

Alan Titchmarsh was sympathetic, got the best out of 'Call Me Dave', and I enjoyed the interview.

Alan's daughter does work at my stepson's ex-school, though, and he does an awful lot for disabled kids, so it's no surprise that he an Dave bonded.

Dan Hannan is definitely the star du jour, though ;o)

bed123 said...

Yes, no wonder Gordon got a silly smirk on his face, he wins both ways. If he wins the election he'll be hailed a hero to the left, if he gets booted out - which is far more likely - then David Cameron will have to sort out the massive economic mess Brown will have left behind.

He will have to raise taxes and cut public spending - he doesn't have a choice. That will of course be unpopular and New Labour will be back in power once again in 2015. It's part of El Gordo scorched earth policy for the incoming Tory government.

Tim said...

The average age of the AT audience is significantly older than the average age of the UK voting population, so I don't think that their cheers for the IHT pledge are necessarily representative.

Thatsnews said...

Alan does need to be searching. He reminds me of a Radio WM presenter called Malcolm Boyden. He was such a nice chap that interviewees would volunteer stuff they'd never have dreamt of telling someone of the Paxman school of interviewing.

One of Malcolm's guests admitted as much, saying: "I'd never have dreamt of telling anyone else that!"

Thatsnews said...

Damn. Posting without my glasses (my African Grey parrot is sat on my shoulder as I type, and she has a habit of pulling my glasses off and hurling them across the room!) I intended to type Alan does not need to be searching.

John said...

Can someone post the entire interview on You Tube ? After faffing with the ITV player it now tells me that you have to be in the UK to watch. Cheers

Wrinkled Weasel said...

John, I don't know if this will work, but try using a UK proxy IP address.

http://proxy.org/

Obsidian said...

Titchmarsh isn't the most searching on interviewers.

He's ITV's version of Andrew Marr in that respect...

Zeddy said...

***Not sure Alan Titchmarch is the most searching interviewer I have ever come across...***

Yes and most of the questions were planted. I hate to rake up old arguments but this cross-fertilisation between politics and the media is yet another example of the perennial problem of MPs and celebs getting into beds with each other.