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Self-help mutual centre Left party
There was an interesting mention of a centre Left party based on the mutual, self-help tradition on Order-Order . Its author, Guido Fawkes, speculates that a non-Statist co-operative party might have a future. It is an idea I mooted last year in this post a...
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Mr Robot
Mr Robot  is on its second season on Amazon Prime. It is even weirder than season one. Rami Malek gives a compelling performance of a young man with severe mental health issues who is also a brilliant hacker. Sam Esmail's show takes in corporate corruption,...
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What's new?
Since the last time wrote a post a lot has happened: the Brexit vote, the rise of Trump, the near-collapse of the Labour party and the replacement of the Cameroons with a new regime led by Theresa May. To help make sense of it all, a new commentary website ...
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The minimum wage: US research
Over at Capx , there is an interesting piece on US research on the impact of the minimum wage on employment. If the research is correct, and we should bear in mind that this type of thing can be biased, UK employment may decrease once the 'national living w...
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Moving away from the Reithian tradition
As reported by The Verge , the BBC is considering producing movies that are adapted to the viewer's interests. This is a significant move away from the Reithian tradition of education the public and exposing them to all points of views. There are many peopl...
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Jeremy Corbyn's plans for the Labour party
Many commentators claim that the recently elected leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, isn't interested in winning power. They believe he wants to take 'pure' policy positions and bathe in the glory of righteousness. This analysis has struck as wro...
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Labour divided but not splitting - probably
As the Labour party divides between the moderate parliamentary party and the Corbyn supporters, the talk of Labour splitting is filling more and more column inches. Clearly there is much angst and anguish among Labour party members, leading some to think di...
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Can the Left ever love liberalism?
The exemplar of liberalism, Sara Scarlett, recently posted a piece on Conservatives for Liberty's website calling for all schools to become independent. Her argument was that only by allowing parents real choice will children from poor households be able to...
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Hold the front page: Independent to stop printing
The Independent will become an online news offering after 26th March.The paper was launched 30 years ago as a broadsheet with an economic and social liberal outlook. Several editors later, it is now shutting up shop as a print newspaper. I was an Independen...
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The triumph of the Conservative party
With the Labour party moving Left and the collapse of the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative party are currently the only credible political party. Of course, that could all change very quickly because politics is a strange beast. The Conservatives have th...
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The Left and Liberalism
Over at Capx, Matt Ridley makes the case for liberalism, or radical libertarianism, to be viewed as Left-wing. As a political movement, liberalism championed free trade, individual rights and the disestablishment of the Church. As Ridley says, none of this ...
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Negative income tax
For  now tax credits are staying. When the Lords rejected the Chancellor's proposals a few weeks ago, the Adam Smith Institute and the Institute of Economic Affairs both pro-market think tanks proposed that the Government replace welfare benefits with a neg...
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Public policy
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Public policy, public affairs, stakeholder engagement
Employment
  • Finance & Leasing Association
    Head of Asset Finance, 2014 - present
    Responsible for the FLA's policy on asset finance.
  • Mattison PR
    Account Director, 2013 - 2014
    Providing public relations expertise for professional and financial services clients to help build brand profile and manage reputation.
  • Simon Goldie Communications
    Communications Adviser, 2013 - 2013
    Provides strategic communications advice and positioning for individuals and organisations. Services include media relations, crisis navigation and political relations. Clients include Pinsent Masons, PeopleRich, EBANX and gyro London.
  • LexisNexis
    Head of Public Relations, 2010 - 2013
    Responsible for corporate reputation and communication. This includes creating thought leadership initiatives, media relations, brand communication, engaging with opinion formers, issues and crisis communication with one direct report.
  • Association for Consultancy and Engienerign
    Director of External Affairs and Policy, 2009 - 2010
    The role oversaw the development of ACE policy positions and communicating those positions to politicians, policymakers, representative bodies and the media. This entailed building alliances with professional, trade and business bodies to position ACE as a thought leader on investment issues. There were four direct reports
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation
    Head of External Relations, 2005 - 2009
    The role's focus was on communication counsel including strategic political and media advice. As well as this I oversaw reputation and brand management with four direct reports.
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A public policy specialist with substantial experience in communications
Introduction

A public affairs specialist with substantial experience in a range of communication disciplines including public policy, stakeholder engagement, media relations, crisis communications and social media.


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Before entering the world of public affairs I was a stand up comic.
Education
  • University of Essex
    Government, 1983 - 1986
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