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Thursday, April 29, 2004

While Howard does this, Blair's doing this.

Hopefully this will play with the electorate.

I went to a very interesting talk last night with Geoffrey Howe...he had some interesting remarks to make about how politics has changed and how people no longer respect 'politicians'. Much of what he said was right and very insightful. I think it is down to the media. Not that I am blaming them - I'm not - but just that the way they have been used by politicians and tried to allow themselves to be used in that way (before criticising it) has lead to much of the problem. People involved in politics need to show more public respect for the electorate, need to engage with them directly and need to be prepared to genuinely engage at length.

The sound-bite for the twenty-first century will be no sound-bites.

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