Coogan targets values voters in Brockley

Last night, Steve Coogan starred in a brilliantly effective party political broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party, asserting his values and asking those who shared them to vote Labour. During the day, he hit the campaign trail with his ally from the phone-hacking campaign, Tom Watson MP, passing through Brockley and addressing passers by on Coulgate Street.

In a safe seat like this, we get relatively little campaign action, so this was a rare moment. The call to vote based on values is a noble one, but we're not sure if values are quite the defining issue that this ad suggests. When you're talking about broad tent parties, pinning down a coherent and distinctive set of values is as tricky as defining "Britishness" and having the right goals and motives is one thing - having the right ideas to achieve them is another matter. Here's the ad, we'll do a round-up of all the Lewisham Deptford candidates tomorrow:

7 comments:

protest voter said...

It was a nice, simple ad. However, on the basis that my vote counts for very little in this safe Labour seat, such rhetoric is lost on me. I shall cast my worthless vote for one of the other parties as a token of encouragement to hang on in there. Though the choice is not at all inspiring.

anon said...

Spending Spree Labour are back. God save us!

Monkeyboy said...

Jim Davidson has come out for UKIP in case anyone cares.

Brockley Nick said...

Blackheath's Jim Davidson.

Monkeyboy said...

As if I needed another reason to be thankful I live in Greater Brockley

local n vocal said...

As someone doing relatively ok in the game of life (nowhere near as well as Steve), I'm concerned that I'm not smug and self-satisfied enough to vote labour. And this dude complained that the Tories like to pat people on the head.

Leave the acting to the politicians, I say...

Brockley Banker said...

Vote Bim

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