Friday, April 27, 2012

The hustings Nairn 25th April - videos

Couldn't make it to the hustings in the United Reformed Church on Wednesday night? Here's a chance to see what you make of the candidates if you missed out on the best show in town this week (7 out of 8 of them were there - the Tory wifie couldn'd make it). This post contains the first of a series of videos. Hopefully we'll be able to show you the entire hustings on a question by question basis over the next few days. Maybe these videos will help you to make your mind up if undecided or maybe even change your preferences for the ballot box.

Steven Manders introduces the magnificent seven


Question 1 Feral kids in the High Street?


Question 2 Food parcels and Highland Council wasting money?


Questions 3 and 4 Candidates' membership of organisations and political parties?

13 comments:

what a shower said...

What an eye opener. Another meeting precluded me from attending the hustings so many thanks for the videos Gurn folk.

Who would get my my vote after watching the meeting thus far, none of them, I heard much better speakers at school debates with more reasoned thinking.

I can only say that next time candidates (if there is one) really try and think before opening your mouths. If you have nothing to say don't waffle, say "I'd need to think about that one", at least them you would be seen as honest rather than daft!

Graisg said...

There is more to come, perhaps you might want to reconsider when you see some more debate?

Anonymous said...

Colin Macaulay - a cure for insomnia!

Graisg said...

That's a bit harsh Anon but it is opinion so we'll take it.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know much about Ritchie but he certainly comes across best. Head and sholders above the rest!

Eilean Donan MacRath said...

Thought for the day....Why is it that everyone who seeks power, is the least worthy to receive it, when those who could do the greatest good by having that power do not want it.

Graisg said...

It would be worth waiting for the rest of the videos before making a decision on who performed best at the hustings.
Hopefully we will have more up by the end of the weekend.

Anonymous said...

The SNP performed so badly at the hustings, it is rumoured that this is why you haven't posted the rest of the footage. We all know that the Nairnshire telegraph and the Gurn are pro SNP! Do not try and cloud our judgement, just post the footage as promised! I honestly hope that everyone who is anti SNP will come out and vote on Thursday!

Graisg said...

Ha, Ha! A conspiracy theory emerges! The Gurn has clouded the collective judgement of the people of Nairnshire?
You will perhaps notice content from all the candidates on the Gurn during this election (apart from the Tory wifie and we have asked twice). Maybe we've been fair maybe we haven't, please remember that we don't have to be ;-)
Hate to burst your conspiracy bubble but there has been a delay in getting the rest of the footage up because of a more mundane reason - a dead hard drive. Back ups saved of course and back in action now after digging out an old laptop etc. Trying to do something on a pal's mac wasn't possible either for technical reasons. That and work commitments all added to the delay.
The vids are being edited at this very moment and will be uploaded this evening, you'll find another three on the Gurn you tube pages if you are really that excited by it all. Watch this space!

the camera never lies and even if it did would you know? said...

Did no one notice the lights of the church on this evening? I t was the Gurn filming a remake of the hustings with a script written by Iain Bain. The church was packed with SNP supports who hung on every word of both Liz and Colin and clapped and cheered at appropriate moments
I understand this new footage will go on line soon

Graisg said...

Nairn twinned with Twin Peaks?

Teddy Bumblechuck said...

great stuff says this Nairn exile - can't wait for episode two...

Stephen Manders for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

Nor sure about him being Mayor, but at least you can hear what he's saying rather than the distant mumble that some councillors resort to! Being too shy to speak in public is not I would suggest a winning attribute