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Manchester Question Time organised by Total Politics, 11 February 2010

Total PoliticsEvent reviewed by Simon Belt

I've been to a wide variety of meetings about politics in my time, and this one at the City Inn Hotel in Manchester appealled because it was being organised by Total Politics as a Question Time event ahead of the forthcoming general election. This was my first Total Politics event, and first ever event at the City Inn - they asked for £400 for a room for 20-30 people for the Manchester Salon last year, and spending money on the room ahead of the travel costs of quality speakers isn't what I do. The format was a traditional three way head to head between Labour (Tony Lloyd MP, Manchester Central), Conservatives (Graham Brady MP, Altrincham & Sale West) and Liberal (Mark Hunter MP, Cheadle) with the fourth panel member being David Ottewell, chief reporter at Manchester Evening News. Shane Greer, executive editor of Total Politics chaired the event.

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Manchester film reviews

The Road Film

The Road

reviewed by Dave Porter


The Road came swathed in such adulatory praise, it leaves the ordinary cinemagoer in a difficult position: if everyone says it’s good, then it must be. Right?


Well, only half right on this occasion. Author Cormac McCarthy – on whose book the film is predicated – is renowned for his grimy portrayals of cowboy life on the US-Mexican borders. The swathe of colour he draws his characters and places produces breathtaking literature.

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Lifestyle Reviews

The scope of this section is to publish reviews of Lifestyle activities around Manchester by people based around Manchester, activities around or relating to Manchester, and reviews written by people around Manchester. As this is a new initiative on the site, contributions and suggestions on how best to structure and solicit reviews are welcome. 

 

Suffice to say that the site cannot pay for contributions, but links from the reviews are possible where they are relevant. Please Email me your lifestyle reviews to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Film Reviews

The scope of this section is to publish reviews of films - by producers, directors or actors based around Manchester, film launches around Manchester, films relating to Manchester, and reviews written by people around Manchester. As this is a new initiative on the site, contributions and suggestions on how best to structure and solicit reviews are welcome. 

 

Suffice to say that the site cannot pay for contributions, but links from the reviews are possible where they are relevant. Please Email me your book reviews to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Music Reviews

The scope of this category is to publish reviews of musical experiences - perfomances by people based around Manchester, music relating to Manchester, and reviews of musical performances written by people around Manchester. As this is a new initiative on the site, contributions and suggestions on how best to structure and solicit these reviews are welcome. 

 

Suffice to say that the site cannot pay for contributions, but links from the reviews are possible where they are relevant. Please Email me your music reviews to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Food Reviews

The scope of this category is to publish reviews of food experiences - by people based around Manchester, restaurants in Manchester, food relating to Manchester, and reviews of food written by people around Manchester. As this is a new initiative on the site, contributions and suggestions on how best to structure and solicit these reviews are welcome. 

 

For venues looking to be reviewed, it's obviously best that reviews are conducted in a similar way to an internal quality audit or mystery shopper approach, but the scope of the review is really to go beyond whether the diner was asked open questions by staff etc, to try and deal with issues of fashion around the eating experience and how social norms are impacting of the experience like time limited seating slots etc. Probably the best way to acheive this is if a venue sends in a complimentary offer letter for meal for two in say the fortnight following the date the letter sent. We can then try and solicit a reviewer from the site to conduct the review.

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Theatre Reviews

The scope of this category is to publish reviews of theatrical performances - by people based around Manchester, performances around Manchester, performances relating to Manchester, and reviews written by people around Manchester. Contributions and suggestions on how best to structure and solicit these reviews are welcome, though to date they are usually written by participants in Salon discussions who are offered press tickets to performances so they can review them. There is no obligation at any stage that reviews have to be positive to the organisation providing the press tickets, as critically capturing something of the moment is the key objective in reviewing any performances. We do though provide a link from the review to the website of the production for readers of the review.

 

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Book Reviews

The scope of this section is to publish reviews of books - by authors based around Manchester, book launches around Manchester, books relating to Manchester, and reviews written by people around Manchester. As this is a new initiative on the site, contributions and suggestions on how best to structure and solicit reviews are welcome. 

 

Suffice to say that the site cannot pay for contributions, but links from the reviews are possible where they are relevant. Please Email me your book reviews to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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