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1st Jul '14 8:11:57 AM LongLiveHumour
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1st Jul '14 8:11:49 AM LongLiveHumour
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-->''This is John Major's kettle. This is the kettle that will be in the kitchen of the most powerful man in the country... if you vote Conservative. And this is Tony Blair's kettle. You can trust Tony Blair's kettle. You can trust Tony Blair.''
--> -- Rory Bremner's take on the 1997 party election broadcasts.

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A broadcast for a political party.]]

Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign- each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means that British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.

Common times for [=PPBs=] are:
* Before local elections
* Just after the spring Budget and the autumn "Pre-Budget Report"
* After the Queens' Speech.

Almost every last advertising trope can be found here. But all in all what you have is the appropriate leader saying [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords general things in a likable tone]] in front of a [[{{Glurge}} montage of little kids, pensioners, single mothers and emergency services personnel]] saying how the party is the best thing since sliced bread.

Often the only way to tell apart the opposition broadcasts is to look at the title, save the far right parties.

The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and ''PointsOfView''. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space. He still won, however.

One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Creator/AnthonyMinghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had collapsed into more or less open feuding.

John Cleese, however, made an intentionally ridiculous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKp7HDv01hk 1987 broadcast]] for the SDP/Liberal alliance, the predecessor to today's Liberal Democrats.
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-->''This is John Major's kettle. This is the kettle that will be in the kitchen of the most powerful man in the country... if you vote Conservative. And this is Tony Blair's kettle. You can trust Tony Blair's kettle. You can trust Tony Blair.''
--> -- Rory Bremner's take on the 1997 party election broadcasts.

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A broadcast for a political party.]]

Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign- each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means that British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.

Common times for [=PPBs=] are:
* Before local elections
* Just after the spring Budget and the autumn "Pre-Budget Report"
* After the Queens' Speech.

Almost every last advertising trope can be found here. But all in all what you have is the appropriate leader saying [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords general things in a likable tone]] in front of a [[{{Glurge}} montage of little kids, pensioners, single mothers and emergency services personnel]] saying how the party is the best thing since sliced bread.

Often the only way to tell apart the opposition broadcasts is to look at the title, save the far right parties.

The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and ''PointsOfView''. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space. He still won, however.

One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Creator/AnthonyMinghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had collapsed into more or less open feuding.

John Cleese, however, made an intentionally ridiculous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKp7HDv01hk 1987 broadcast]] for the SDP/Liberal alliance, the predecessor to today's Liberal Democrats.
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21st Feb '14 12:34:16 PM m8e
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One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had collapsed into more or less open feuding.

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One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella Creator/AnthonyMinghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had collapsed into more or less open feuding.
15th Apr '13 2:37:59 AM johnnye
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Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign- each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means the British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.

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Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign- each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means the that British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.



Almost every last advertising trope can be found here. But all in all what you have the the appropriate leader saying [[LongSpeechTeaTime general things in a likable tone]] in front of a [[{{Glurge}} montage of little kids, pensioners, single mothers and emergency services personnel]] saying how the party is the best thing since sliced bread.

to:

Almost every last advertising trope can be found here. But all in all what you have the is the appropriate leader saying [[LongSpeechTeaTime [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords general things in a likable tone]] in front of a [[{{Glurge}} montage of little kids, pensioners, single mothers and emergency services personnel]] saying how the party is the best thing since sliced bread.



The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and PointsOfView. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space. He still won, however.

One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on HaveIGotNewsForYou). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had collapsed into more or less open feuding.

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The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and PointsOfView.''PointsOfView''. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space. He still won, however.

One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on HaveIGotNewsForYou).''HaveIGotNewsForYou''). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had collapsed into more or less open feuding.
4th Jan '13 5:14:03 PM Achaemenid
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The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and PointsOfView. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space.

to:

The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and PointsOfView. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space.
space. He still won, however.
28th Nov '12 6:10:21 PM Sen
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One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on HaveIGotNewsForYou). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had basically collapsed.

to:

One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on HaveIGotNewsForYou). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had basically collapsed.
collapsed into more or less open feuding.
28th Nov '12 6:09:55 PM Sen
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One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on HaveIGotNewsForYou)

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One very ridiculous Labour PEB in 2005 was directed by Anthony Minghella (of ''TheEnglishPatient'' fame) and consisted of lots of soft focus shots of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown professing how well they worked together and really loved each other and so on and so forth - the HoYay was immediately jumped on and mocked into the ground. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNHAtD1KCo#t=3m02s YouTube clip]] of it on HaveIGotNewsForYou)
HaveIGotNewsForYou). Andrew Rawnsley, author of ''End of the Party'', joked that it took an editor of Minghella's skill to actually present Blair and Brown as friends, given that by then their relationship had basically collapsed.
24th Aug '11 1:40:54 AM C2
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The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on television, after the budget speech and PointsOfView. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space.

to:

The third dullest thing to be routinely shown on British television, after the budget speech and PointsOfView. Famously, a 1992 [=PEB=] from the Conservative Party featuring then PM John Major descended into {{Narm}} as he went back to the area of London where he grew up, and was less a fish out of water than a fish in deep space.
6th Aug '11 12:34:37 AM deadguy
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Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign (''Three. WEEKS!?!'' '''LUCKY BASTARDS!!'''- another American) - each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means the British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.

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Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign (''Three. WEEKS!?!'' '''LUCKY BASTARDS!!'''- another American) - campaign- each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means the British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.
6th Aug '11 12:34:01 AM deadguy
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Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV
(''Lucky bastards!'' --an American). Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign (''Three. WEEKS!?!'' '''LUCKY BASTARDS!!'''- another American) - each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means the British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.

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Unlike in the United States, in Britain politicians and political parties are not allowed to buy advertising time on TV
(''Lucky bastards!'' --an American).
TV. Instead, political parties are allocated a strictly limited number of free five and ten minute slots on TV per year, which they can use to get their message across to the nation. In the televisual dark age before 1982, when there were only three television channels, PPB's were scheduled simultaneously on all channels so there was no escape from the tedium; nowadays [=PPBs=] are shown on all the major terrestrial channels, but at different times so if you are particularly unlucky you may see the same message several times. Related phenomena are the Party Election Broadcasts which go out nightly during the three weeks or so of a General Election campaign (''Three. WEEKS!?!'' '''LUCKY BASTARDS!!'''- another American) - each party gets a number of [=PEBs=] dependent on how well it polled in the previous election and how many candidates it's putting up, so the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties may each get 4 or 5 [=PEBs=] in a campaign, while the British National Party, UK Independence Party, or the Official Monster Raving Looney Party only get one. Because the parties are not involved in a futile arms race to increase advertising in competition with their rivals, this system means the British politics is less dependent on campaign contributions.
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