During the final months of my last reporting job, I became more than a little disillusioned with the state of local journalism. Part of this sentiment was fuelled by reading Nick Davies’ seminal work Flat Earth News, that’s true, (although I can’t have learned those lessons too well – I now work in PR) but [...]
Surprise, surprise – after 13 years of Labour rule, and the establishment of a quango specifically charged with getting more poor kids into the country’s top universities, there is now less chance of a working class teenager attending Oxbridge than before the party came to power.
Indeed, according to figures released this week, the richest fifth of UK [...]
No human endeavour quite tests the meaning of words like politics. Take for instance, stable; a word which has seen the light of day rather too often for my liking over the last few days. The OED defines stable as something firmly fixed or established; not likely to move.
Look up strong and you’ll find listed, among others, [...]
Reviewing just a small amount of election coverage this morning reminded me of a very old and rather pathetic joke … What do triggernometry and an erection have in common? Answer: The more you think about them, the harder they get. Ha-blood-ha. However, it does kind of sum up how I and a few others [...]
Finally we can all relax, the battles are over and all that’s left for us to do is decide who wins the war. In fairness, the last debate made pretty compelling viewing because it was the first one to live up to the description. In parts it looked more like a playground squabble, but at [...]
In the immediate aftermath of the 1992 general election a catch-phrase was born so brazen it would be wheeled out in one form or another in every subsequent high-profile political battle.
It didn’t come from well rehearsed MP’s rhetoric – none of which is remembered by anyone except analysts, pundits and speech writers – but a [...]
I bet David Cameron is ruing the day he agreed to take part in the live TV debates.
There he was, happily topping every popularity poll for the last two-and-a-half years; confident all he had to do was continue along the same road to No 10. What could possibly go wrong?
Well everything, apparently. It appears 90 [...]
Nick is a director at the public relations company in Hull. He helps companies and individuals communicate the messages important to them, ensuring success for their businesses.
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