“Broken Britain” turned on its head

The Labour party's latest online video turns David Cameron's "Broken Britain" narrative on its head - with a positive twist.

After a week where the Labour party has been accused of negative campaigning, their latest online video turns David Cameron’s “Broken Britain” narrative on its head – with a positive twist.

On first viewing, I was a bit unsure by the worst party election broadcast, but stick with it for a clever twist.

Watch it:

The Conservatives have repeatedly talked down Britain during the election campaign:

• Chris Grayling has repeatedly misused crime statistics;

• Paul Krugman has dismissed comparisons made by Conservatives between the UK and Greece;

• Conservative scaremongering about the threat of a hung parliament is not backed up by market behaviour

• David Cameron has been challenged by Channel 4 Fact Check for his description of Labour’s poverty record;

• The Tories were criticised for erroneously claiming that half of teenagers in some areas fell pregnant; and

Public Finance magazine showed that the Tories had misused incapacity benefit figures.

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12 Responses to ““Broken Britain” turned on its head”

  1. Simon Taylor

    RT @Conorpope: Fantastic. Really loathe the "broken Britain" rhetoric. RT @leftfootfwd: Labour turns "Broken Britain" on its head http://bit.ly/b5PE7M

  2. Penfold

    Change v hope. Broken Britain turned on it's head (via LeftFootForward) http://bit.ly/caB3yO

  3. Conor Pope

    Fantastic. Really loathe the "broken Britain" rhetoric. RT @leftfootfwd: Labour turns "Broken Britain" on its head http://bit.ly/b5PE7M

  4. Robert

    Very subtle.

    Very clever.

    It stays with Tory talking points.

    Not a bad one at all.

  5. Nautilus in Red

    RT @leftfootfwd: "Broken Britain" turned on its head http://bit.ly/b5PE7M
    Watch this; it is worth it.

  6. Mr. Sensible

    Broken Britain?

    Broken Tories, mor like!

  7. Samantha Frost

    RT @leftfootfwd: "Broken Britain" turned on its head http://bit.ly/b5PE7M

  8. Adam Whiley

    Positive thinking contrasts with the Tories' scaremongering- http://www.leftfootforward.org/2010/05/broken-britain-turned-on-its-head/

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  10. Peter Lineton

    RT @leftfootfwd: "Broken Britain" turned on its head http://bit.ly/b5PE7M

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