We’ve already highlighted fact that the British Conservative party are about to roll into Belfast town on Saturday holding a public question and answer session with possibly the next British Prime Minister, David Cameron, before he heads off to address his UUP partners’ at their party conference.We already have a few bloggers that will be on the ground and permission to take our own video but Slugger has also been given the opportunity to ask three questions from the floor on behalf of readers who can’t attend.
The questions won’t be vetted and there is no limit on the subjects that could be covered. This is an opportunity for people to ask the questions they really want answers to. It will also ensure that there will be at least some content that’s being asked from without the Tory Unionist faithful, so to speak.
Mark will be putting the selected questions on your behalf (I’ll be the final judge on what is selected) and he has requested that you provide at least a forename and area, as he thinks it might be a little disconcerting to ask a potential future UK Prime Minster a question on behalf of It was Sammy McNally what done it’ or The Devil’.
If you are already on the guest list or make it along we’d appreciate people willing to using their iPhones or Blackberries Twitter, Flickr or feed back to Slugger HQ with their views on the event. If you don’t have it, my own Twitter account is www.twitter.com/MickFealty. The tag we’ll use is #SlugCam.
I’ll be selecting the questions, after discussion with others, from 6pm on Friday so get them in ASAP.
PS: If you’re going to be at the UUP conference, please continue on and we’ll try to pick it up here along with the live feed from the BBC. The decision by the BBC to cover the DUP conference caught us on the hop somewhat, but we’d like to hear from bloggers, Twitterers and Flickrers at all the remaining conferences.
More on this tomorrow.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty