The Vision Thing: Debating, Rhetoric & RealityIn the run-up to the Leadership debates and as the campaigning intensifies, where is "The Big Idea?" And where is the inspirational rhetoric that makes your heart beat a bit faster, has you shouting at the telly or arguing with your colleagues? In the run up to the General Election we may get sick of the sight of the Three Amigos vying to be Prime Minister. But we should never forget that the words they say to us carry weight and have meaning. Or at least they should: they are not so much sound bites as pledges. What is it that they believe in? Read the article
Brown, Cameron, Clegg: Compare & ContrastThe upcoming Leadership Debates are eagerly anticipated by many, though probably mostly by political pundits, psychologists and body language experts. Every word will be weighed, every tic talked about. Read the article
The Leadership Debates: What's The Point?"It's not what I do it's the way that I do it; it's not what I say it's the way that I say it: and how I look when I'm saying and doing it." Zsa Zsa Gabor.
The seventy or so rules will make them too formal; the obsession with fairness will blunt sharp exchanges; the short time-frame will render forensic examination of the issues impossible. So are the Leadership Debates a waste of time? Read the article