Vote Chloe Green. She’ll save the country!Posted: April 26, 2010
My dear friend Chloe caught sight of David Cameron’s battle bus this morning, which was parked outside our university library, at the University of Southampton, while we were doing some filming for an unrelated project. We’d just finished the actual filming, and whilst I was packing up, Chloe ran outside briefly, returning ten minutes later, trumpeting that she’d given David Cameron what-for.
Fast-forward a few hours, and it seems that Chloe is something of a nationwide phenomenon. Follow the links at the bottom of this post, and you’ll see what all the fuss is about.
I’ve just spoken with Chloe now, who is a mite astounded at all the mileage her comments have gained, and is very willing to engage with people. She’s very enthusiastic about speaking to people about her talk with David Cameron, and also her views on politics and education.
Chloe is happy to speak to people, respond to messages, and also to add people, as long as you explain who you are. She’s also comfortable with doing interviews, and can drive.
If you’re reading this, and you’re not related to the press, please spread the word, however you can, and use the #chloegreen hashtag. This is a great opportunity not only for Chloe, but for students in general to speak out about the importance of maintaining government bursaries and grants.
BBC News video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8644380.stm
BBC Elections Live Coverage: (12:45) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/liveevent/
The Telegraph video: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/uk-politics-video/7634823/General-Election-2010-David-Cameron-confronted-by-university-student.html
Daily Echo (Southampton): http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8120138.Cameron_berated_by_student_on_city_visit/&h=a84a5
Chloe motivational poster: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs283.snc3/27828_10150153583060162_756620161_12216211_8384414_n.jpg
Chloe on ‘The Campaign Show’ (iPlayer): http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s8jms/The_Campaign_Show_26_04_2010/
Peter Henley’s BBC News blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/peterhenley/2010/04/cameron_caught_by_student_chlo.html
Article from The Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/04/27/cam-caned-by-student-over-cuts-115875-22215006/
Iain Martin’s Wall Street Journal Blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/iainmartin/2010/04/26/cameron-at-his-most-effective/
Chloe speaks to Current: http://current.com/news-and-politics/92402312_student-who-told-david-cameron-i-dont-believe-you-talks-to-current.htm
UPDATE: Chloe has been in touch with the BBC, and may be doing something BBC and media related later on tonight. Watch this space.
UPDATE #2: Having talked further with the BBC, Chloe will be on The Campaign Show on BBC 1 tonight.
UPDATE #3: Chloe was actually on BBC News, which was then re-broadcast on BBC Parliament. Apologies for any confusion. You should be able to see her on iPlayer rather soon here.
UPDATE #4: Chloe now on iPlayer. Check it out! Let us know what you think.
UPDATE #5: Chloe in talks with SUSU.TV about the possibility of an interview. If it goes ahead, you’ll be the first to hear about it.
UPDATE #6: More links added! Let’s keep this train a’rollin!
UPDATE #7: Link added. Crazy discussion going on in the comments to the Current article. Also updated contact links.