Mobs, music and martial arts: The latest political trends
On this Bank Holiday Monday all sensible people are hiding under the bedcovers, but for political campaigners - and the Daily Politics - there's no rest for the wicked. Our latest film for the programme does though have a somewhat light-hearted holiday feel.
We start with a look at some of the latest digital campaign techniques. They include Liberal Democrat attempts to organise political flashmobs, a Facebook campaign to stop David Cameron becoming prime minister which has already attracted nearly 200,000 people, and a rather more practical approach from the Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie, who's running a fund-raising campaign for Tory candidates facing LibDem opponents.
Then we have a section on the use of music. The Conservative Greg Knight - who is the drummer with the parliamentary band MP4 - has a catchy tune on his website. Have a listen and work out whether this is a real musical breakthrough for the Conservatives. Labour has a perhaps better known drummer as a candidate, though Dave Rowntree of Blur hasn't put any music on his website. And the Liberal Democrats may or may not be pleased that the team behind the Cameron Girls video has now done the same for Nick Clegg - sample lyric: "you travelled the country from Glasgow to Truro, spreading your message about joining the Euro..."
Mr Clegg and the other party leaders might prefer to take a trip to the Downing Streetfighter site where they can punch the living daylights out of each other. Thank goodness the real world of campaigning is so much more civilised.