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Saturday, 30 September 2006

David Cameron launches video blog

David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, has launched a new videoblog, link here (*). There doesn't seem to be a RSS/Atom feed yet, or if there is one I can't find it. There are several short clips of Cameron at home with his family, eating in the kitchen, etc and one shortly after his return from his recent visit to India which seems to have been done in his office. All very professional so far as his presentation is concerned as he's a very fluent speaker and seemingly completely at ease in front of a camera speaking spontaneously, although some of the camera work is a bit 'jerky'. There's also a video of an interview with Sen. John McCain, potentially a Republican Presidential candidate for the next US elections, that is very interesting - his views on Guantanamo and the Geneva Conventions, with which the present administration has played fast and loose, get an airing of course, of particular interest because he was himself a prisoner of the North Vietnamese in Hanoi (being held at the notorious 'Hanoi Hilton', a grim establishment close to the centre of the city) during the conflict there.

Cameron's recent blogging efforts whilst he was in India on a visit showed that he has excellent communication skills 'on the hoof' and he seems to be continuing with this on his new, and presumably more permanent, blogging platform. All the videos which were on the 'India' blog have been included in the archives of the new blog, too, and there are three or four newer clips to coincide with the new blog's launch. I'll look forward to seeing it develop - although I hope a web feed will be organised soon.

(*) The link seems to be down just now; perhaps too many visitors have caused it to crash?

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