Tony’s Tea

Just came across this interesting snippet on Kablenet on Tony Blair’s webcast:

Tony Blair wants to follow up on his ‘day in the life’ website broadcast with similar online projects despite criticism that the video amounts to a propaganda exercise.

The video, released on the Number 10 website at the beginning of January 2006, was put together by an in-house production team which followed the Blair around “for some days”, a spokesperson for the prime minister told Government Computing News.

The slick three and a half minute film is claimed to offer the public an insight into the prime minister’s daily routine, but opposition MPs have criticised Blair for using a government website for issuing a political statement.

Among the clips, the video shows Blair holding a mug of tea as he addresses reporters, standing next to various world leaders and listening to home secretary Charles Clarke during a Cabinet meeting.