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Labour doesn't have anything like this. Nor do the Tories.

Elections continue to be improvised and ad hoc here - possibly because they matter so little. As a candidate you do a bit of walking around, speechifying, hand shaking, baby kissing, and perhaps a mail out or two. If you're not on the big table you stand aside while Central Office parachutes someone important in for a few days to push you over the top.

However - if a hypothetical new party used these tools effectively and had a truly persuasive case, they could do a lot of damage to the Establishment.

The key would be national exposure - and managing the media is a much more difficult job than GOTV.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 06:15:07 PM EST
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The first challenge of managing media is just getting effective access to the public through existing media without being hosed by dismissive and hostile coverage of anything that challenges the status quo, of which the mainstream media is a creature.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 10:41:56 PM EST
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