n.— «For Labour’s strategists, the buzzword is direct communication — cosy meetings between candidates and “ordinary voters”, ideally captured by television cameras and with no opportunities for hacks to ask questions. If some of those photogenic voters seem familiar from earlier …, as the chats are known, that is because they are endorsers…”a cross-section of the local community”, as a Labour press officer asserts, but also pre-screened party supporters who may travel from event to event.» —“A guide to…electionspeak” by David Rowan Times (London, England) Apr. 9, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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