Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wellred Films: Carry on Campaigning

Last week I enjoyed the worst train journey of my life. The rush hour choo-choo from Stockport to Sheffield is a busy service that ordinarily serves up four coaches. On this occasion, the powers that be at East Midlands trains decided to put just two on. That meant we were rammed in cheek by jowl, an experience that included being in the middle of a jam of 17 bodies in the vestibule area. Still, the passengers are only "beer-drinking, chip-eating, council house-dwelling, old Labour-voting masses", at least according to proprietor Brian Souter, so what does he care as the subsidies roll in?

No matter. The journey was worth it in the end as the comrades at Wellred films had asked me to appear on their latest show. Evidently, I hadn't scared them off last time despite trying my damnedest.

Carry on Campaigning features Malwina Modrak and Mick Napier discussing the state of politics and the kinds of campaigning/activism theyre involved with, and I'm there to make the numbers up. Discussion-wise the fur didn't fly, alas. Nor was it a Jeremy Corbyn ego-stroking party. Here, see for yourself.


CARRY ON CAMPAIGNING from wellredfilms on Vimeo.

4 comments:

Speedy said...

You don't look like your picture!

Mark Livingston said...

Get the rather sinister Tom Watson to come on your show next time by laying on a free buffet.

James Semple said...

Good film. Well chaired, everyone articulate and focused.

Phil said...

There has been a certain passage of time between that photo and the filming ...