Tuesday, 30 May 2017

One of our candidates was on the BBC's Daily Politics today


13 comments:

Lola said...

Well done Mr. Hall!

Bayard said...

Good show!

Shiney said...

Well done.

Striebs said...

Pretty good slot for a non-main street political party .

Pity the harridan presenting would not allow time for Mr Hall to cite some examples to illustrate it .

Dinero said...

Well done, looked like he had some previous experience with broadcast media.

Lola said...

FWIW I think Gove accepted the economics (or perhaps had no logical rebuttal) but clearly, as a Tory, would not concede a property revaluation and tax increase on land values (FWIW2 I think Gove is more conservative than Tory) and especially not during an election campaign and certainly not after the recent manifiasco debacles...The home-owner-ists would be on it like a rash.

Steven_L said...

It was a really good performance, I'd be interested to hear how it all works behind the scenes. I'll have to try to make a Friday drinks in the summer!

Was Gove saying he didn't support the business rates revaluation or just resident property revaluations? Isn't it a bit hypocritical of someone who advocated a shake up as big as brexit to dismiss a policy on the basis it might create a few losers too?

Lola: It obviously wasn't something he'd never heard of was it? Interesting is he said he believed in spreading the tax base 'as widely as possible' - in other words taxing the poor. I reckon they simply want as much money (and therefore power) at their disposal as they can get and sod the consequences for everyone else.

mombers said...

Pretty happy to create millions of losers by increasing taxes on the working poor (disguised as benefit cuts). And by raising VAT, millions of businesses and employees lose to the tune of £4500 per household per year since 2010. Feeble excuse. Council tax freeze on the other hand has saved most people tens of pounds per year.

Mike W said...

As above, he did a very good job. Able to bring the interview back to the key points and answer the 'problems' posed by the TV host who had the agenda and notes! Striebs, she put Gove on the spot more than Hall at the end. 'Doesn't mean... bit'. I'm with Steve L. It seems to me Gove knows about all LVT (he knew the dates, etc), had to concede 'rigour', but then sidestepped Mr Hall, and offered the old line of saying spread tax widely. I think I have even heard the metaphor of tax spread evenly like snow from a Tory minister before, after the usual plucking the goose thing. Question Time next Mr Hall?

Mark might like to do an Arguments Not based on Goves', its been thought about in opposition but never happens in power argument.

Mark Wadsworth said...

MW, yes, that's easy to explain.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Congratulations! You've been banging this drum for a long time so you fully deserve that exposure. Well done MW and colleagues, pleased you got to make your pitch on the BBC. :)

ThomasBHall said...

Thanks all for the kind words. It's the first I've ever done anything like that before and it could have gone a lot worse! My brain went to jelly and I forgot to say much of what I had tried to rehearse. The interview could have been more hostile, and at least the conversation stayed on LVT and not brothels or fox hunting!
Gove complimenting the YPP on our intellectual clarity was good I guess!

ThomasBHall said...

Thanks also due to Benj, Mark, Steve F and Steve S for the "media training"!