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.

Politics

Linda Jack: too many of our members believe they are taken for granted, and that their hard work merely creates opportunities for a party elite

18 September 2014

I believe firmly that 'the local party should be the monarch'. I want a party that is truly and constructively 'owned by its members'. It is an unfortunate truth that too many of our members believe they are taken for granted, and that their hard work merely creates opportunities for a party elite.

Technology

An electric cable in the garden, carefully disguised. What could possibly go wrong?

12 September 2014

I'm not sure the electroVine is the wisest of new product ideas, all things considered...

History

The Liberal Democrats: the first 25 years

18 September 2014

On 3 March 2013, the Liberal Democrats marked their twenty-fifth birthday. The story of the party since 1988 has been a dramatic one, from near-extinction, through a failed realignment of the left, a period of rapidly changing leaders, and then into government, for the first time for a third party for sixty years.

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.