Monday, 8 March 2010

Reading West

the Politics Show did a PPCs' debate from Reading West yesterday. Without the Green candidate Adrian Windisch. And they did it using the Salter map of the constituency. So it was broadcast from Reading East. Still think the broadcast and print media are democratic and this newfangled cyberweb thingy is anti-democratic, readers?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it illegal to leave out a candidate, or does this only apply once the election has been called?

Anonymous said...

Naz claimed he was a teacher

Anonymous said...

Sorry Jane, but according to http://www.election-maps.co.uk the Reading Hilton hotel appears to be in Reading West, the boundary running down Northumberland Avenue to the east and Rose Kiln Lane to the north.

It does actually seem that this was a Reading West interview actually taking place in Reading West for a change!

jane said...

the opening film was from RISC in London Street, Reading East. Naz lied. The school say he is not a teacher.

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten about the film part, I was just thinking of the interview in the Hilton. Quite right!

Naz was on TV again again recently and said he was a maths teacher though he just left it at that. I'm fairly certain the word Denefield was used in the Politics Show interview though.

Naz aside, I can't say I was particularly impressed by any of them - Alok and Daisy didn't to a lot for me either. I did like the opening question about the King buried in Reading that none of them seemed to know anything about, let alone be able to name the King. Makes me wonder if Alok or Daisy know what IDR stands for!

Anonymous said...

Many of us do jobs where our firms or organisations call us one thing (e.g. to pay us as little as possible) and we call ourselves something else (where our talents actually lie).
Naz may not be a classroom teacher, but if he is a tutor, then he is doing a teaching job, so he can can justifiably call himself a teacher, even if the school do not list him as one of their teachers.
It makes a change from the run-of-the-mill bureaucrat or lobbyist standing for election.