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 Рwith my views, expressed on behalf of myself. Take a look around Рand do comment on what you see.


Opinion poll scorecard: latest voting intention figures from each firm

21 September 2014

Here are the latest national voting intention figures from each of the main pollsters. To put the numbers into longer context, take a look at my database of polling figures going back to 1945, which is updated quarterly.


An unexpected benefit from the Y2K IT scare

20 September 2014

The absence of actual problems when 2000 arrived is either an indication of how well the whole issue was handled or a demonstration of how much fears were exaggerated.


The Fire of 1834: how much of Parliament was destroyed

20 September 2014

The story of the fire of 1834 that destroyed almost all of the original Palace of Westminster.

Media & PR

Vince Cable blocks privatisation of Channel 4

14 September 2014

Proposals to privatise Channel 4 were drawn up by the Government earlier this year but the idea was blocked by Vince Cable and the Liberal Democrats.