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Campaigners must be vigilant to freedom of speech threats

April 10, 2016

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Campaigners gave a “cautious welcome” to the Hodgson Review of the Lobbying Act. But there are still significant threats to charity and campaigners' freedom of speech.

Jeremy C(H)unt

February 12, 2016

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The only good thing to arise from the doctor’s dispute is this film showing respectable broadcasters dropping the c-bomb:   And the creative social media attacks on the Health Secretary, such as this image from GP Survival:

£117,800 to be the PM’s mouthpiece

January 18, 2016

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The PM needs a new (deputy) spokesperson. And the salary is almost five times the UK's average salary

Sympathy: A difficult word

November 23, 2015

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People have rushed to condemn the Sun for today's headline that British Muslims feel sympathy for ISIS. The problem is not the Sun, but how survey respondents interpreted the word "sympathy."

Who are the undecided voters in the general election?

May 5, 2015

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Political polling has taken on an even greater significance in 2015 with the general election being so unpredictable and the media desperate to try and call the final result. And despite this unpredictability, the polls published in the papers always seem to be so confident. Yet, there is always one striking omission from the numbers: […]

Charities: unleash your press officers

April 30, 2015

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The Lobbying Act has had a dampening impact on what charities have been able to campaign on during the election. It has succeeded in muzzling the sector from campaigning on anything which could be seen to influence how the electorate vote. Despite reassurance from industry bodies like the PRCA that campaigners should continue with business […]

How to respond to UKIP-voting neighbours

April 14, 2015

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One of my friends was pretty disgusted that her neighbours had put up a “Vote UKIP” poster. So her and the kids created their own brilliant response to display in their windows. Which got me thinking that other people might want to do the same. Maybe even in the UKIP colours – so here’s a […]