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Rules: Speeches and Press Conferences

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Rules: Speeches and Press Conferences
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Speeches

These are for a more considered and developed response to an issue. They are likely to receive press attention and so have a greater risk and reward factor. Journalists aren’t always particularly patient or understanding and definitely don’t like having their time wasted. They can held in National Party HQ or any of the following locations within your constituency without A-Team approval: local party branch meeting, church hall, school, hospital, local chamber of commerce or branch meeting of a trade union. Schools and hospitals are unlikely to be suitable for overly partisan speeches. Any other location will need A-Team approval and speeches to national organisations will only be given out sparingly.

Additionally there will be a round of invitations for prominent party members to speak at national events throughout the year.

A speech should always be in full prose from your character, and in general we do not appreciate speeches which go beyond 1,500 words (if you can enrapture us though, be our guest). Journalists are too impatient to listen through that much of a politician's hot air!

Press Conferences

Press Conferences are for your party to set out their position on a major policy or to unveil a major policy initiative. These should be very rare events and should only be used sparingly. Feel free to seek advice from the A-Team about whether your proposal merits such an event but these can only be held with the approval of the A-Team and a suitable location can be negotiated. These can be accompanied by a document laying out the policy in more detail.

There is no recommended word limit, but journalists are liable to get bored if you go on for too long, so do not treat it like a speech. If you need to say more, put it in the accompanying document.

After your statement, there will be questions from the press, so be prepared!

Post both Press Conferences and Speeches to the appropriate Press Office sub-forum.
Marty | Advisory Technical Wizard and All-Around Troubleshooter


"Look, try and use your intelligence, man, even if you are a politician."
- The Third Doctor
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