With their commitments on tuition fees reduced to smouldering ashes, it seems that the Libereral Democrat manifesto bonfire continues apace! Having spent years railing against a new generation of nuclear power plants, eight prospective sites for precisely that were announced last week by energy secretary Chris Huhne.
And it’s great to see they’ve even got around to updating some of their websites. The “No to Nuclear Power” microsite was a flagship implementation of their (rather good) ourCampaign system. Starring, erm, energy secretary Chris Huhne, the page has mysteriously vanished from the internets in the last week. Luckily, Scrapbook had alreadt grabbed a copy for posterity:
An article on Lib Dem Voice this week counsels that campaign videos should be “valuable”, “visual” and “visible”:
Make sure it gets seen or no-one will watch it. It sounds obvious, but you need to put your video about. Embed it on your website or blog, and encourage others to do the same. Link to it in your local emails or on Twitter. Add relevant tags to help it to get picked up in YouTube’s search results and related videos.
In the respect of “putting the video about” one assumes Mr. Huhne may regret following this advice so closely:
A sniff of power and Lib Dem MPs are literally queueing up (in division lobbies) to burn their idols.
Next stop for Nick Clegg’s iconoclasts? Control orders!