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

And another Lib Dem spending commitment to add to the list

21 August 2014

Liberal Democrat manifesto plans include ringfencing the science research budget and introducing a green innovation arm to the British Business Bank.

Technology

97885: text messages are genuinely from Vodafone

19 August 2014

I recently received a text message from 97885, claiming to be from Vodafone and asking me to reply and take part in a survey.

History

Do MPs speak too much?

21 August 2014

Blackwood’s Magazine (November 1833) decried the impact of the Great Reform Act on British politics, saying it had brought forth MPs who spent too much time giving speeches: The Reform Bill … has augmented two-fold that class of orators who spend their breath and not their money in securing their places [i.e. constituencies], and whose […]