Natalie Bennett’s loss of thought in an interview today is what has happened to most of us who have been frequent public speakers. Such excruciating moments tend more often to win friends than to drive them away. In an age when people don’t want slick (I’ve always thought that Malcolm Rifkind was rather slick) then the occasionally stumbling, normal person of a politician has a lot to offer.
I’m looking forward to this event when Natalie Bennet, Barry Gardiner (the only MP who was one of the ‘Sodden 570’), Rupert de Mauley (a Defra minister), Kate Parminter (former chief exec of CPRE (amongst other things)) and Eilidh Whiteford will be getting their heads and their tongues around some environmental issues. I’ll be there and will blog about it if you can’t be there yourself.
By the way, this is the Green Party’s mini manifesto for change.