Saturday, March 26, 2005

The Times and our PEB

The interview with the Times reporter yesterday went well. The Times is preparing an election supplement that will go out shortly after the initial announcement and the first positive is that we have been included. The second point is that they listened to the points I made, particularly on Brighton Pavilion, but also on Leeds West and Lewisham Deptford. The new information for them was on the strategic voting websites, and they were very interested to learn we were being backed by not just one, but all of them in particular locations.

The first priority today was to get a response to Tariq Ali's article in the Guardian, where he chooses to rule out voting Green at the General Election. Not only is this factually wrong if you live in Brighton, Lewisham or Leeds particularly, but I also think it is the wrong way to go about bringing change in the UK political system.

Today I've so far been rushing around to drum up volunteers for our Party Election Broadcast filming at Toxteth TV. The event went well and I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product mid-April. Our director is a famous independent film producer/director and he is doing a marvellous job. My impression is that the broadcast will be groundbreaking in its impact.

I'll get on with some more work now as it is still early in the day.