Welcome! My day job is at the communications agency Blue Rubicon and I am also a Visiting Lecturer at City University. I edit the monthly newsletter, Liberal Democrat Newswire. This is my personal blog – with my views, expressed on behalf of myself. Take a look around – and do comment on what you see.

Politics

An unusual mailing from party HQ to all Liberal Democrat members

1 October 2014

Arriving in unassuming brown envelopes on doormats around the county at the moment is an unusual posted mailing from Liberal Democrat HQ in Great George Street to all party members.

History

Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men

27 September 2014

Although published now nearly a century ago - in 1927 - Harold Lamb's highly successful biography Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men is still well worth a read.

Media & PR

Brooks Newmark set to leave an important legacy

29 September 2014

If IPSO turns out to be a soft touch for the press, especially in a case involving Conservative MPs (who are more sceptical about press regulation than other parties), then IPSO's first high profile case could also be its death knell.