Corporate and Establishment media desperate to make this election about one thing – every Labour MP must refuse to dance to their tune
The Tories are desperate to make this a single-issue election. As a result, their allies on every single ‘mainstream’ media platform are performing every imaginable contortion to make every interview with a Labour MP or spokesperson all about it – and every single Labour MP must refuse to play their game.
“At last we get to go to the people with our radical agenda for change”
The excellent Laura Pidcock gave an object lesson in how to do that yesterday. In spite of appallingly ill-mannered conduct by her interviewer, Pidcock persistently dragged the interview back to the real issues and the real point.
Pidcock refused to dance to the Establishment tune and kept bringing the discussion back to the blight inflicted by the Tories on this country – and what kind of country do people want to live in for the next five years, even the next fifty:
Sadly, not every Labour MP facing the cameras has done the same so far.
Every Labour MP – and every Labour campaigner – needs to ‘get the memo‘: refuse to talk about the one thing our enemies are desperate to talk about – and insist on talking about what really affects the lives of tens of millions of people in this country. And if they can’t manage to do it graciously, simply bluntly refuse – and then go back to the real issues anyway.
Pidcock’s campaign manager Ben Sellers summed up why:
Labour’s outstanding vision and policy platform is beyond the wit and ability of the Tories to match – and the minor parties could not hope to deliver even if they wanted to.
Only Labour represents what the people of this country are really crying out for – and to play by the Establishment’s rules and game plan is to fail them.
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