What did we learn from Newsnight’s visit to Luton?
Well, that Luton is a very diverse place and that The Hat Factory is pretty cool place to hang out and see live bands.
I am not sure that we learnt all that much about the politics of the town.
Where the two ladies talking to Esther a comedy plant? “You were a sort of talk person weren’t you?”. Priceless.
Oddly the disgraced Labour MP for Luton South MargaretMoran was the dominant presence in the piece. But the issues that the people of Luton face were barely touched.
I don’t think the Liberal Democrats, and our candidate Qurban Hussain, came out of it too badly. Obviously we were handicapped by having my ugly mug appear in the background. But at least the watching public will be reassured that Liberal Democrats in Luton can cross the road.
However, I thought Michael Crick’s criticism of us that we weren’t attacking Margaret Moran enough was a bit rich. Firstly, it’s not true. We have in fact been leading the campaign against Moran. I will blog more about this soon. Secondly, we do actually want to present some positive reasons why people should vote for us. If Qurban Hussain wants to campaign on the things that Liberal Democrats actually want to do, surely that is a good thing?
Finally, a big thank you to those people who texted me immediately after my background appearance on the programme. Their overwhelming reaction seems to be that I need to get a haircut.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.