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Presentation IS politics (Polis@Conservative Conference)

Beckett, Charlie (2008) Presentation IS politics (Polis@Conservative Conference). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (29 Sep 2008). Website.

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Abstract

Presentation is now utterly part of good politics was the consensus that emerged from the Polis fringe meeting debate at Conservative Party conference.Journalists Ben Brogan (Daily Mail) and Stryker McGuire (Newsweek) agreed with Jeremy Hunt MP (Shadow DCMS Secretary and blogger) and Conservative candidate Priti Patel that you need to look and sound good as well as have something to say.Most of the panel made the obvious contrast between hapless Gordon Brown and personable David Cameron. Our event partner YouGovStone had done research which showed that their influentials think that Cameron is a triumph of style over substance but that he will still win the next election. But as Sarfraz Manzoor from the Guardian pointed out, Brown has been a disaster because of his policy decisions (or lack of them) as much as his unfriendly public persona.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 13:45
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2019 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78197

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