Dispatches - Labour election tactics.

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Speedy, May 23, 2005.

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  1. Well, what on Earth was the point in defeating communism and the dictatorships it created in eastern Europe? After seeing this program this evening I'm quite convinced we now live in one ourselves. The level of deceit , manipulation, media deception and cover up demonstrated tonight was quite shocking. What was even more awful was the way 'loyal party members' (where did we used to hear THAT phrase in the past 50 years?) willingly lie, and provide themseves as accomplaces in disruption of opposition party members campagns. I really am quite afraid for the future of this country.
     
  2. Thatcher was BAD, but Blair's even WORSE - and I never thought that would be possible
     
  3. Hallelujah 8O Your first sensible sentence without slating Murdoch hidden somewhere :wink:
     
  4. ...and Murdoch's even WORSE THAN BLAIR
     
  5. At least Maggie told you out straight what the score was.
     
  6. Jesus, knew it was too good to last :roll:
     
  7. Quote: We are a grandmother

    now that's incomprehensible
     
  8. What are you smoking :?
     
  9. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Not quite - maggie told you what you will think the score is.

    Saw the prog tonight and I must say that i was not particularly impressed or surprised. Remember the lassie Platell doing somethin similar to the Tories. Journos looking so smug at how they have outed Labour and their tactics. Why not do it during the election FFS?

    Somehow I don't think Tone & Alistair will lose any sleep over this one.

    If anyone, during the elction ever thought that those 'impromptu' gatherings were other than stage managed then they deserve what they have.
     
  10. No she didn't Speedy , but that's another discussion :)

    You haven't seen the half of what the Labour Schwarzlügengruppe gets up to. The Hartlepool by-election was nasty , Hodge Hill just beggared belief.

    As for the hired American guns that appeared at one election , when it looked like a Minister was going to lose her seat.......

    Possibly one of our serious political lurkers might comment?
     
  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Not quite - Maggie did not just say what the score was she told you that the 'score' was her's and it ain't for changing.

    Saw the prog tonight and I must say that I was not particularly impressed or surprised. Remember the lassie Platell doing somethin similar to the Tories. Journos looking so smug at how they have outed Labour and their tactics. Why not do it during the election FFS?

    Somehow I don't think Tone & Alistair will lose any sleep over this one.

    If anyone, during the elction ever thought that those 'impromptu' gatherings were other than stage managed then they deserve what they have.
     
  12. Watching that programme I could not help but think I was watching the History channel and kept expecting to here more about Dr Goebbels.

    I, like many others, knew that the whole political campaigning in the election was corrupt but I was truely staggered by the scale of the deceipt. The jurnos were all moaning about it but they are partially to blame because they were the ones who screened all these shambolic events during the election. Surely they should use their judgement and refuse to give air-time to such blantant propaganda.

    As for the groups of party activists disrupting the other parties events, I can only say I am ashamed to have this government in power. What next? A fire at the Houses of Parliament enabling BLiar to arrest the Tories and declare a one party state?
     
  13. Maybe I was looking at Maggie through retrospective goggles. As for the program, all I could keep thinking to myself was 'We're living in North Korea!'
    State controlled media (even the so called independants were manipulated beyond belief), access only to the close loyal 'Party' members, and the opposition humiliated by activists. It's really, really scary.
     
  14. I was reminded of what my mum used to tell me about spiders: "they're more scared of you than you are of them".
     
  15. Like others I was struck by the similarity of New Labour to the early days of the National Socialists. One day soon I hope to see a TV series entitled "Neue Arbeite - a lesson from history".

    I couldn't understand why the national press gave Labour the time of day after being kept at arms length and used as pawns by the SpinMeisters. If they were as unhappy as they said last night they should have boycotted NL press conferences - then they'd have had to put in even more party workers/Dispatches workers.