Monday, 28 September 2009

Lost in communication?

Listening to senior Labour figures speak so far there is a concerted effort to try and shift media attention on to the Tories.

I heard Brown, Harman, Glenis Willmott and several others at delegate meetings last night – one thing they kept highlighting was the Tories’ position on Europe.

In particular they highlighted the Conservatives’ new alliances in the European Parliament, their voting record there and how Cameron’s wish “to pull back” from the EU would jeopardise progress in this country.

When they spoke with one voice they did push a powerful message. But the problem was they were speaking to delegates and MPs, an audience desperate to be rallied.

It’s not clear that the same points are being made effectively to the public yet, for that to happen the whole party needs to be on message.

Some MPs are saying there is no guidance or communication from the top coming down on which key points they should be hammering home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"It’s not clear that the same points are being made effectively to the public yet, for that to happen the whole party needs to be on message."

Yes, up to a point but the public would have to be receptive and arguably the public has lost interest in anything that Labour might say.

As far as your point on Europe goes, surely this would rather tend to move voters from UKIP to Conservative.

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