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

New renting option coming to Britain – and to Archway

1 September 2014

Corporate renting - where the landlord is a company, not an individual - has been long-established in the United States.

Technology

Mary Beard literally feeds a troll – and gives another a job reference

31 August 2014

Academic and TV historian Mary Beard has disclosed her innovative approach to dealing with her vitriolic Twitter trolls – writing them a job reference.

History

Kingston Liberal says ‘Vote Labour’: a leaflet from 1945

26 August 2014

Anthony Asquith, son of Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, stunt double in Boadicea and respected film director, never quite fulfilled the promise of his talent.

Media & PR

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a media manipulator

27 August 2014

You certainly shouldn't take as an instruction manual Ryan Holiday's accounts of how he regularly manipulated, bamboozled and fooled bloggers and the media into running false, exaggerated and self-serving stories.