Polling the 'Blue Wall'21 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 0 2Back in April, I wrote about the emergence of a third electoral battleground in British politics, alongside ‘Red Wall’ seats and Scotland: long-held Conservative constituencies which are trending away...
Why no climate culture war in the UK?16 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0The last few months have seen a spate of interventions from right-leaning newspapers and MPs seeking to block action on climate change. The strategy is fairly clear from their language: to position cl...
Words aren't magic24 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 6It’s a trope of most motivational speakers that we learn more from our failures than our successes. So in that spirit allow me as the kids say to ‘post my L online’. Recently I was working with a non-...
The Blue Wall: a reply to the replies23 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 0 3Thanks to everyone who subscribed and engaged with my piece on the ‘Blue Wall’ last week. Future editions of this newsletter will be lighter on the amateur psephology, but because I got more engagemen...
The 'Blue Wall'15 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 0 11Electoral battlegrounds matter not just because they decide who we are governed by, but how. If politics is ‘the art of the possible’, snap judgements by politicians and advisers about key voters – wh...
What this is11 Apr 2021 • < 1 min readHello. This is going to be a newsletter run by me, Steve Akehurst, and my friend Tom Mauchline on all things to do with progressive campaigning and communications - especially issue campaigning (stuff...
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