Thursday, 17 December 2009

Andy Slaughter: the movie

Andy Slaughter, our MP, has released this video.

What did you think? I don't think it will set the world on fire really, although many of the points he makes are valid and in fairness it's aimed at trade union members first, rather than the general public. But it does appear on his website for all to see and compared to this effort from Shaun Bailey, which clearly benefitted from a very expensive film crew with lots of editing back up, I think Andy needs something more in the video locker for next year's election.

1 comment:

  1. This is like the 1997 election in reverse. Andy, badly mic'd, poorly lit, in front of a boring background, droning on. Sean, well mic'd, bouncing all over the Borough, awash with jaunty music and flashy camerawork.

    Unsurprisingly, Sean doesn't make (as far as I could make out) a single point of policy - it's all wishy washy aspirations and wouldn't-it-be-good-if-we-were-all-happy-and-rich. The move from social housing to self-ownership was about as close as he got to revealing any real Tory policy.

    And Andy (when he's not whining on about how awful the Conservatives are - Labour's biggest mistake at the moment IMO) actually could have something substantive to say, being that he has real experience as our MP.

    What I'd like to see is a good quality film (or more than one) from Andy that tackles the same areas as Sean's, but with actual content. I'd gladly make it - but from this showing, I'm not sure he knows he needs it. I think Labour are in for a shock in May.