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Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

The Liam Fox and Adam Werritty saga has absolutely nothing to do with legitimate public affairs practice, but unfortunately it has served to put lobbying firmly back in the media and political spotlight. Today’s Guardian has an interesting article that analyses the coalition government’s meetings with external representatives in the first 10 months of coming […]

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PRCA and Meltwater defend internet freedom–open letter to UK MPs

PRCA and Meltwater defend internet freedom–open letter to UK MPs

Dear Alec I am writing to you asking for your help as a concerned constituent following the Court of Appeal’s decision on the 27 July regarding ‘temporary copying’. The decision means that millions of UK citizens will unwittingly be infringing copyright as they surf the Internet. This situation has arisen as a result of a […]

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Hackgate: The Movie

News International – the movie trailer. #notw

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Thank you Iain Dale

Iain Dale has today announced that he’s quitting blogging. Despite our political differences I’ve always had time for Iain. His posts, unlike some in the Tory blogosphere, have at least (usually!) been reasonably fair. When I started blogging in early 2003 it was still very much a minority activity, especially on this side of the […]

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Mandelson reveals his original thoughts on Clause IV

I’ve just returned from a fascinating hour and a half breakfast with Peter Mandelson to talk about his new book The Third Man. From a professional point of view it was a great blogger relations initiative by publishers Harper Collins to invite a small number of ‘progressive’ (the words of their spokesperson) bloggers to a […]

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How often the Labour leadership contenders are mentioned in Mandelson’s book

Haven’t had time to read Lord Mandelson’s weighty tome yet, but have had a quick glance in the index to tot up how many pages each of the Labour leadership contenders get mentioned on: Diane Abbott 0 – not a single reference to Dianne. Ed Balls 41 – yep Ed features pretty big. Andy Burnham […]

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PDF General Election 2010 – Action Replay

I’m looking forward to tonight’s Personal Democracy Forum General Election 2010 – Action Replay at the Royal Society of the Arts. Speakers include two the leading political strategists in the USA – Mindy Finn and Joe Trippi, along with PDF’s founder Andrew Rasiej. From the UK there is Stella Creasy MP, Labour’s new MP in […]

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Alastair Campbell gets one over on Adam Boulton live on Sky News

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Not PR or Wolfstar, but Stuart Bruce on politics

If you’re just interested in business, PR or social media then don’t read this post on my politics blog.

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Labour iPhone app boosts voter contact

It looks like all reporting of new media innovation in the election campaign by the MSM is now being seen through the same yellow prism of all their other reporting i.e. look for things that make the Liberal Democrats look good/bad and get it in the paper. In the last week we’ve seen breathless reporting […]

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