With about 2 million viewers each week the Andrew Marr Show is certainly in the top of Britain’s politics programmes. The following is a collection of personal tweets from this morning’s show, when I had the amazing opportunity of watching all the action behind-the-scenes.
Written by Teodora Beleaga
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Strange beasts and things. Politicians and their Pas: public appearances. They’re supposed to be of the people and from the people but both come shrouded in mystery. So, for new Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband and his carefully orchestrated visit to the Herbert Art Gallery last Friday. I got the whispers on the grapevine twenty four hours before when the political editor of the Coventry Telegraph, Les Reid called me and asked me to help him get an audience. I did my best. It was to be a public meeting but one to which the public were invited individually; Back to front.
On the day itself, we had to be seated ready fifteen minutes before corralled in by the Labour spin machine. The setting was deliberate with the background to Ed dressed with young people, black people and female people. Right there in the covered court of the Herbert next to the local history section but away from the art of Banksy tucked upstairs. Writes John Mair…