Don't vote for UKIP 14/04/2015

How much did Boots spend attacking Labour?

February 3, 2015

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Estimated GBP spent by Boots attacking Labour by job type. For full infographic visit https://infogr.am/how_much_did_boots_spend_attacking_labour

The Lobbying Act is in full force and charities are apparently scaling back political comment in fear of being reprimanded by the Electoral Commission for being a non-party campaigner. But corporates are not so shy. Take Boots’ attack on Ed Miliband and the resulting argument with the Labour party. With the Lobbying Act limiting spending on regulated PR […]

Another threat to charities’ freedom of speech

January 11, 2015

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Threat to charities freedom of speech

Want to sneak out a threat to freedom of speech in the UK? Worried about the backlash from charities and campaigners? Not to fear, Friday December 19th (or “fall-over Friday”) was a perfect time to bury some bad news. Or at least, this is presumably what was being discussed at the Charity Commission when deciding how to deal with […]

Top blog posts of 2014

December 31, 2014

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Section 28 Scottish media coverage

It’s time for the fourth installment of my top 10 most read blog posts of the year… (Here are the reviews of 2013, 2012 and 2011). So, in reverse order here are 2014’s top hits… 10) A sponsored programme to promote more alcohol consumption? Worst PR idea ever. 9) Where UKIP are concerned, the line between […]

Is this the worst PR idea ever?

October 19, 2014

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Great British Drink Off

According to marketing industry mag, The Drum, drinks giant Diageo is “mulling” the idea of an alcoholic version of The Great British Bake Off in a bid to halt declining sales. Regardless of the fact that declining alcohol sales in the UK should be a good thing – and a sign that the work of the […]

Labour must wake up to the UKIP threat

October 10, 2014

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2014v2010

With UKIP’s electoral successes in Clacton hitting the headlines, Labour have been quick to distance themselves from the impact of the result with Douglas Alexander claiming it is coalition supporting defectors switching to UKIP. But if you look at the percentage share of the vote results for an imaginary combined Clacton, Heywood and Middleton constituency, […]

How Better Together almost lost the Union

September 21, 2014

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Scotland Decides

How did the 'No' campaign go from a massive lead in the polls to coming perilously close to losing the Scottish Referendum?

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