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Posts of the week: cookies and Christmas parties

Welcome to my weekly round-up of two blogging highlights from the past week: the post that I found most interesting or enjoyable to write and the post from someone else that I found most interesting or entertaining.

A post from me…

The cookie: a new weapon in media relations for politicians

Enjoy this YouTube clip showing how one politician handles the media.

… and a post from someone else

A musing about the Lib Dem Christmas Party

A prominent Conservative supporter attends a Liberal Democrat Christmas Party (as his firm was sponsoring the event) and gives his view on the state of the party:

Morale is still very high. This is a party which enjoys being in government. Poor opinion poll ratings and the occasional split (such as over tuition fees) have not reduced the appetite for power.

The quality of advisers is top notch. Speaking last night to many of Nick Clegg’s closest aides I was struck by just how radical they are as well as being determined to ‘see it through’ until 2015 and I think beyond.

The idea that Lib Dem aides are subservient to their Tory counterparts is nonsense. There are some very feisty people advising the Deputy PM!

Read the full post from Peter Bingle here [since removed].

Spotted any other great posts this week that I may have missed? Let me know in the comments.

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