6 April 2016
* Green Party again breaks the mould with comic #GrownUpPolitics Party Election Broadcast
Following the success of spoof boy band video 'Change the Tune' last year (1), the Green Party has released ‘The not so secret life of 5 year-old politicians’, a satirical election broadcast designed to shake up British politics.
The broadcast positions the Green Party as the only true alternative to the establishment parties, who offer more of the same childish Punch and Judy politics.
In the daring broadcast, child actors playing British politicians are shown squabbling and infighting in amusing ‘playground politics’ scenarios. In one scene, Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson is seen lording it over his rivals from the top of the climbing frame and promising to flush Chancellor George Osborne’s “long term-economic plan” down the toilet. In another comical scene, front-benchers trade petty insults at a raucous Prime Minister’s Questions in the school gym.
Greens believe that politics isn't something that should be done to the public - instead politicians should work alongside people to tackle shared problems. The broadcast reinforces the party’s commitment to “stand up to protect our NHS and ensure that the quality of your health care is never determined by what’s in your wallet” and “do everything it can to empower people: redistributing influence so it’s no longer in the hands of the privileged few.”
The film was directed by Neil Harris via Smuggler London Limited, on behalf of Creature of London who created the film, their third film for the Green Party. ‘Change the Tune’, the Greens’ boy band spoof video went viral on the internet.
‘The not so secret live of 5 year old politicians’ will first be broadcast at 18.25 on ITV tonigh (Wednesday 6th April 2016).