Dr. John Gibbins Seminars:
This brilliant series continues on Thursdays. Back to the afternoon time of 2.00pm. You will find much to feed your ideas and to discuss. We’ll no doubt be exchanging views on current events, like Mr. Cummings, as well as the seminar topic. They are all very relevant to what is happening now..
28th May. Seminar 7.) Framing and Defaming – Mediazation:
The Circulation of Meaning in Mediated Political Discourse. In this new Digital Age, advantage and hence power lies with those who best management and control of new forms of Media. Even basic facts, evidence, rules, norms and laws are so framed and interpreted by the powerful, that truth, logic, morality and the rule of law are reduced to media slogans and political levers. The circular process within which meanings are now constructed is unpacked and the core stages where Labour can gain traction are identified. Labour have been framed and defamed and will be until the party gets a grip on the logic of media, cultural and ideological communications. The power point is attached. Suggest you print off the flow chart, frame 3, for reference during the seminar. To join the seminar live on Zoom Click this at 2.00. If using a smartphone ring this. +441314601196,,85047937944# or +442030512874,,85047937944#
4th June. Seminar 8.) How to Win Elections Against Conservatives.
Know your enemy and how they operate. Find out how to counter each and every move. Work out the components of an election winning strategy. Contemporary elections do not conform to the old formats. Narrating and framing increasingly trump policies and arguments in election campaigns. New Politics is replacing Old Politics fast and Labour need to adjust or continue to loose. This talk will end with a proposed narrative and some suggested frames for us and some defames for them. Zoom links to follow.
11th June. Seminar 9.) Populism and how it can be defeated.
The main beneficiaries of the new media age are populist parties and movements, such as UKIP, BREXIT Party, Trump, Erdogan and Oban. This talk unpacks the character of populism, how it works and why it is so successful in attracting democratic support. Whether and how Labour should adopt more populist tactics, will engage the last part of the talk. Zoom links to follow.
Constituency Quiz 2nd June 7.00pm
Steve Plews is hosting again. Do join in to raise money for local NHS workers and Ryedale Foodbank. Join us at 7.00 on Zoom by Clicking this Link. If using a smartphone ring +442034815237,,84225322706# or 442034815240,,84225322706#
Best wishes, Mick Johnston Secretary of Thirsk & Malton Constituency Labour Party firstname.lastname@example.org