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“There are political skills which you can learn and actually it’s not that difficult, but you really need to take some time over it.
We need to understand how the system works. Very often people are campaigning very ineffectively. A lot of the images for campaigning is like “demonstration…” and normally when you go to the stage of a demonstration you almost always lost….. because the campaign has been won within the system.
The most effective campaigners you never hear about them; they are on the actual committees making the decisions, before they come out to the public.”
Talking at the People Power conference – York, October 2012