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.
Given the pugnacious nature of Liverpool politics and the strident views expressed about some individuals, it's likely some of those on the receiving ends of barbs from the author have very different versions of events to tell themselves.
- Daisy Cooper: Inspire donors to scale up support30 September 2014
- David Laws was right in 2009 about hung Parliaments30 September 2014
- Already three out of four Lib Dem President candidates back ‘Organiser Programme’ idea30 September 2014
Phew: turns out there’s a medical explanation as to why I sometimes imagine my phone vibrating when it isn’t there
Have you thought your phone was vibrating in your pocket when it wasn't really there?
- A failed attempt to improve telling rides again in a different guise23 September 2014
- An unexpected benefit from the Y2K IT scare20 September 2014
- An electric cable in the garden, carefully disguised. What could possibly go wrong?12 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.
- How a Boeing factory was camouflaged during the Second World War27 September 2014
- The Fire of 1834: how much of Parliament was destroyed20 September 2014
- The Liberal Democrats: the first 25 years18 September 2014
Media & PR
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.
- Very odd decision by the Sunday Telegraph today28 September 2014
- Vince Cable blocks privatisation of Channel 414 September 2014
- Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a media manipulator27 August 2014