Lib Dem campaign - in focus


Yes, CCHQ seems to have made a dog's breakfast of naming A&E and maternity units under threat from closure. There are, of course, many closures but CCHQ got the names mixed up. Some gap-toothed flunkey really has made a fool out of David Cameron and Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary. But, thankfully, this was a one off. To think the Dim Lebs have been mocking us over at Lib Dem Voice beggars belief. The Lib Dems invented opportunism and hypocrisy. Let's focus on how Lib Dems campaign, especially in by-elections:

1. Claim the local hospital/library/post office/school (delete as appropriate) is "going to close"

2. Campaign to 'save' it

3. Get the Chief Executive/Librarian/Post Master, Head Teacher to say the local hospital/library/post office/school is "safe" and won't "close"

4. Deliver Focuses saying the local hospital/library/post office/school (delete as appropriate) has been "saved" - and claim the credit

5. Er, that's it

Although CCHQ needs to be a bit more professional when dealing with the media, we are not the party that scares and misleads people.

4 comments:

Norfolk Blogger said...

Er, would this be like David Cameron claiming that hospitals are closing services in Kings Lynn, which even the Tory MP for Kings Lynn apologised for and said was wrong or like Cameron claiming a maternity unit and A&E unit was closing at a hospital in Greater manchester than actually had not maternity unit or A & E.

We take no lectures from the Tories on hypocrisy.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

As I said, it was a one-off error. Lib Dems often claim post offices are closing - even when the postmasters themselves dismiss the claims...

Norfolk Blogger said...

More than a one off. The report was full of mistakes.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

I see, Nich, you don't dispute what I said...