What is it about Norfolk and rubbish election videos? Last week Scrapbook blogged on Iain Dale’s wearisome effort for North Norfolk in 2005 but may have stumbled across something even worse.
Former British diplomat turned “everyone is against me” conspiracy theorist Craig Murray stood as a spoiler candidate in the recent Norwich North by-election. His Put an Honest Man into Parliament campaign despatched a DVD to every single voter in the constituency. Scrapbook supposes that the amount of money spent to garner 953 votes and lose a deposit will elicit more than a titter in some quarters.
His website’s banner link pleads to “Invite Craig to Speak”. You can then click through to a page which proclaims that:
“Craig is much in demand as a hilarious after dinner speaker”
Shall we have a look at our witty raconteur in action?
That’s nine minutes. There’s more here, here and (yawn) here, which brings the total to half an hour of video sent to every household in Norwich North. Some will thank him – it’s got to be more effective than counting sheep, eh?
So. Following his rider, you’ve booked the en-suite hotel room and “in the interests of the environment”(!) you’ve booked his non-budget flight (plus £30 for incidentals). Just don’t expect him to actually turn up:
Do keep reminding us as the date approaches. We are often under a lot of deadline pressure, and there is a danger of an appointment being overlooked, so do not worry about nagging!
Apparently you can book Craig by emailing craigmurray AT mail DOT ru
One at a time, please!