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Downing Street and YouTube [Apr. 21st, 2009|03:17 pm]
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Downing Street appears to be trying out a new strategy to get its message across to the public ahead of what will be Labour’s toughest budget ever.

In the last few days they have released two videos on YouTube showing Darling and Brown respectively talking up the economy and Labour’s plans to regulate MP's expenses.

Politicians producing videos on YouTube is not new. But what is different is to use the video sharing site (and their own) to make major public statements that would normally be done in the House of Commons, at a press conference or in an interview for the BBC or ITN.

Both broadcasters have dutifully been running clips from the YouTube videos. But they should be careful. Now Downing Street knows they can get their soundbites across unchallenged by reporters we will see more of these videos. And that’s not good news.

Here is Brown's video:

 


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[User Picture]From: airmarshall
2009-04-21 06:15 pm (UTC)

Down in Coro Nation Street.

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I would concern myself or others ... not.

My grandmothers got a fire place just like that one, she had to sell hers so she could afford to have her bunions removed, do you know the price they charge for the removal of bunions these days, I'll tell you it's shocking.