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James Firth
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After 4 torrid days I woke up today happier about the whole Brexit situation. The widely forecast current political and impending economic crisis in the UK was dismissed by a despicable band of most unlikely bedfellows as, if...
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Jeremy Corbyn was elected with a massive mandate in a full vote of Labour members last year. Yet Labour members last Autumn could only pass a qualified verdict on who should lead their party - qualified because Corbyn was onl...
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Finding the way forwards will mean understanding why we're here
Well, what can I say. I wasn't 100% supportive of the EU (posts here and here) but that doesn't mean I wasn't anything other than 100% behind our membership and 0% behind Brexit and nothing has changed in my thinking. A rational analysis of the alternatives...
Well, what can I say. I wasn't 100% supportive of the EU (posts here and here) but that doesn't mean I wasn't anything other than 100% behind our membership and 0% behind Brexit and nothing has changed in my thinking. A ratio...
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FWIW a final plea, vote to stay..
We face a simple choice tomorrow. A choice between restoring some certainty in the financial markets and in our global position as the 5th largest economy, or putting all this in jeopardy to enter a period of several year's worth of uncertainty on the whim ...
We face a simple choice tomorrow. A choice between restoring some certainty in the financial markets and in our global position as the 5th largest economy, or putting all this in jeopardy to enter a period of several year's w...
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Startup lessons learned from another failed UK business - 8 points for your perusal including choosing the structure from day 1.
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2 things to keep in perspective post election
The electoral system for MPs is not the biggest affront to democracy in the UK Whilst retaining first past the post (FPTP) voting seems pretty ridiculous we do at least get a chance to elect Members of the Commons, which isn't true for the Lords, or the hea...
The electoral system for MPs is not the biggest affront to democracy in the UK Whilst retaining first past the post (FPTP) voting seems pretty ridiculous we do at least get a chance to elect Members of the Commons, which is...
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The compromise option that would make everyone but UKIP happier.. And the EU would be elated
After 4 torrid days I woke up today happier about the whole Brexit situation. The widely forecast current political and impending economic crisis in the UK was dismissed by a despicable band of most unlikely bedfellows as, if not part of Project Fear, a nec...
After 4 torrid days I woke up today happier about the whole Brexit situation. The widely forecast current political and impending economic crisis in the UK was dismissed by a despicable band of most unlikely bedfellows as, if...
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Labour's struggle with Corbyn's "mandate" is a reminder of the limits on any democratic process
Jeremy Corbyn was elected with a massive mandate in a full vote of Labour members last year. Yet Labour members last Autumn could only pass a qualified verdict on who should lead their party - qualified  because there were only four names on the ballot pape...
Jeremy Corbyn was elected with a massive mandate in a full vote of Labour members last year. Yet Labour members last Autumn could only pass a qualified verdict on who should lead their party - qualified because there were onl...
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We face a simple choice tomorrow. A choice between restoring some certainty in the financial markets and in our global position as the 5th largest economy, or putting all this in jeopardy to enter a period of several year's w...
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Lexit.. WTF were you thinking?
As many who knows me will attest, this post comes from someone who has seriously flirted with voting Leave; and so the title of this post, the somewhat aggressive question, is aimed squarely at myself. I'm desperately keen to see EU reform, to see tighter l...
As many who knows me will attest, this post comes from someone who has seriously flirted with voting Leave; and so the title of this post, the somewhat aggressive question, is aimed squarely at myself. I'm desperately keen to...
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The electoral system for MPs is not the biggest affront to democracy in the UK Whilst retaining first past the post (FPTP) voting seems pretty ridiculous, we do at least get a chance to elect our MPs - which isn't true for ...
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Why the opinion pollsters got it wrong
In the run-up to the 2015 UK election there must have been in the order of 100 opinion polls. Few if any put the gap in the share of the popular vote at over 6%. Nearly all relied mostly on data acquired from sampling voters opinion over the telephone or th...
In the run-up to the 2015 UK election there must have been in the order of 100 opinion polls. Few if any put the gap in the share of the popular vote at over 6%. Nearly all relied mostly on data acquired from sampling voters ...
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CEO of Open Digital Policy Organisation
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White hat lobbyist and digital policy geek. Co-founder and CEO of Open Digital Policy and one-time (failed) council candidate. I invented something once.
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  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham
    Physics, 1994 - 1997