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

Falling off the Fence: The Story of Liverpool’s Millennium Lord Mayor

30 September 2014

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.

History

Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men

27 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.

Media & PR

Brooks Newmark set to leave an important legacy

29 September 2014

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.