A cornucopia of election broadcasts

Right, we’ve already run the DUP and TUV election broadcasts. But we’re being equal opportunity here, so for the viewing pleasure of those of you outside Norn Iron here are broadcasts from the other parties. First, the Shinners:

Now, Reggie’s CUNFs:

And now the SDLP:

And also Alliance:

Now, the Greens. I quite like the Green one:

Because we’re not afraid to go outside the mainstream, here’s Eamonn McCann:

There’s no election broadcast for Sylvia Hermon, but here’s the Grauniad‘s John Harris on the battle for North Down:

Finally, as an extra special bonus, let’s go across the water for the Mebyon Kernow broadcast. Love that Cornish countryside:


  1. andy newman said,

    May 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    wasn’t that MK broadcast from last year’s euro elections?

    • splinteredsunrise said,

      May 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Now you mention it, I think MK may be doing a bit of recycling. But they are an environmentalist party after all.

  2. May 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm

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  3. May 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    North Dublin jury scores it:

    1: TUV (They’re reactionary obstructionists, they want you to know they’re reactionary obstructionists, and they don’t leave you in any doubt.)
    2: Green Party (Not sure the comedy gunmen were a good idea, though.)
    3: UCUNF (Nice graphics)
    4: Shinners (Takes a long time to go nowhere in particular.)
    5: SDLP (Someone’s been watching Reservoir Dogs a bit too much.)
    6: Alliance (Stand fucking still, you’re giving me headstaggers.)
    7: DUP (Do you remember that Alan Partridge episode where he does the one-man show in the travel tavern?)

    What’s the story with the NI Greens? Are they tendance Lucas or tendance Gormley?

    • weserei said,

      May 4, 2010 at 2:05 am

      Wikipedia and http://www.greenparty.ie claim that they are affiliated with the Green Party (Ireland), although they appear to be on a different footing than the southern regional affiliates. It doesn’t appear that they have any special connection with the Green Party of England and Wales or the Scottish Green Party, except insofar as they’re all affiliates of the European Greens.

  4. weserei said,

    May 4, 2010 at 1:54 am

    I almost laughed at the part in the SDLP video around 3:21-3:24 where they mentioned the Irish language. Did the Irish-speaking guy actually flub his cue, or was that just scripted oddly? In any case, quite a contrast with the liberal peppering of Irish in the Provo broadcast.

  5. Garibaldy said,

    May 4, 2010 at 2:27 am

    The Greens are all-island. I saw Agnew defend southern Green policy during the European elections. So that should tell you something about their character. They lack even the facade of leftism the southern Greens had adopted. Check out their manifesto to see what I mean.

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