Read about the Liberal Democrat activist and former senior manager at party HQ turned peer, (Lord) Ben Stoneham.

media & PR

I appear to be in a minority in frowning on blackmail

I’m uninterested in the sex lives of footballers. But I don’t like blackmailers. And I don’t think the law should favour them. Imagine this situation. Someone threatens to publish information about someone’s private life unless they receive a large pay-off to stay silent. I don’t think the law should say – “go ahead, publish away; … Read the full post »

political

So, how did Michael Crick do?

Exhibit A: “I hear from a well-placed source that the list of peers, with about 55 names from across the party spectrum, will be published on Wednesday 1 December.” The list was published on Friday 19 November with 54 names from across the party spectrum, so not bad at all. Exhibit B: “A normally astute … Read the full post »