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Live Webchat with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (Monday 31 January, 1.15-2.15pm)

(235 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Jan-11 11:49:30

We're delighted to announce that Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, will be joining us for a webchat this Monday lunchtime.

Ed's responsibilities range from libraries and art galleries to broadband access, internet shock and film.

Ed says said that, ever since he was appointed last May, it has been a priority for him to keep in direct contact with people who want to ask questions, raise issues or make comments and suggestions.

So, do feel free to ask away - either on the day or, if you can't join us then, by posting your question in advance here.

gaelicsheep Tue 01-Feb-11 20:08:47

It is a total disgrace. I am incredulous at the sheer arrogance of that man and this Govt.

gaelicsheep Tue 01-Feb-11 20:10:18

I hope My Vaizey or his office are still reading this thread. I doubt it.

LilyBolero Tue 01-Feb-11 21:25:52

yy, send it to Private Eye.

Blu Tue 01-Feb-11 21:31:19

gaelicsheep, I agree.

I am not sure whether it was arrogance, not thinking the Minister for Culture is of enough importance or that MN is full of nitwits that led to Ed Vaizey clearly having answered the questions without the help of some wonk from Cockspur St to help mould the answers to the questions into something slightly credible.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Tue 01-Feb-11 21:52:55
austenreader Tue 01-Feb-11 23:59:25

I should cut back the hours I spend on parish council business then!

MarinaResurgens Wed 02-Feb-11 09:43:58

Me too Austenreader, and jack in leading Sunday School, and give up teaching Latin in a local primary twice a week.
Goodness knows how I fit in a full-time paid job in arts education and keeping tabs on two children hmm

austenreader Wed 02-Feb-11 10:45:26

I heard this week that N. Clegg has told his staff not to give him memos after a certain time in the afternoon so he can concentrate on his home life. Oh to have that choice!

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Wed 16-Feb-11 15:12:06

Anyone read Private Eye this week? grin

While I'm pleased and flattered they covered it and had a go at Ed and his Search for a Star / Classic FM sponsored ideas, I don't really like their focus on the webchat rather than the actual issue of music education under Con-Dem coalition or indeed an overview of the Haynes review.

That said, at least it will get it under the noses of some influential and interested parties.

everythingchangeseverything Mon 28-Feb-11 11:13:59

Nice one Tondelayo I think it needed to focus on the webchat to be different, and as you say, will hopefully highlight to people who can make change.

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