Public Affairs

Islands in the stream “Beware of Gods, Communists and beautiful women,” said the Chancellor

He was adored. Winchester College and Oxford University beckoned and with calm ease, he drifted through both. Even a Stanford MBA he grasped with the settled relaxation of a man whose destiny had been written by his God; Brahma. His insouciance was what surprised those who met him. Not only was he bright but his …

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Boris Johnson’s changed appetite in the fight against obesity

I wrote recently about what governments, particularly the UK government, might do next in the fight against Covid-19. I pointed out that in the absence of a vaccine or treatment, attention would turn to measures to make the population more resilient. I didn’t expect I would have to come back to this subject quite so …

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June quiz of the month

Every month in 2020 seems packed with events, incidents and odd occurrences. June was no exception. Some months, our quiz is super-hard – others, not so much. Perhaps this one strikes the balance? You can be the judge of that. Click below, good luck, and please share. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZFWZS8D  

Corporate affairs, consultancy and campaigns – post-Covid

Our business is built on relationships, knowledge, and our ability to deliver results. These relationships are rooted in trust. And trust, like reputation, is cultivated, tested, and built over time. A perennial debate within public relations is whether we ought to ditch the term ‘PR’. It’s true that it’s loaded with negative connotations and misconceptions. …

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It’s time for more political drama

Yes, I chose a deliberately provocative headline. Only a fool would say that we need more political drama in the real world, but I believe that we could do with more on the small screen. Why? Because television influences reality. It informs, educates and entertains us. Good shows generate understanding and empathy, and they challenge …

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Micromobility e-scooters

Micromobility with a macro impact: why you should care about the future of transport

The best things really do come in small packages and I’m not just saying that because I’m 5’2”. Micromobility has come to prominence over the past five years with the rise in use of electric bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards and the like. The sector includes traditional bicycles and any lightweight motorised device smaller than …

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Science and data

On the public health data superhighway, only one-way traffic is allowed

“We will be driven not by mere hope or economic necessity. We are going to be driven by the science, the data and public health.” So said the Prime Minister on 10 May as he prepared the country for the gradual release from the grip of the Covid-19 lockdown. Before Covid, Ministers, when interrogated on …

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