Monday, October 16, 2006

Q : Where's Phil?

A : Seems to be working around 12 hours a day, doing nothing but having various meetings, scheduling things for other people to do, and jetting backwards and forwards to Sao Paulo for yet more meetings. Then falling asleep.

At least, that's how it was last week. Normal services will be resumed ...

... we hope.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Tories get a decent communication strategy complete with screaming kids and ums and errs.

The telling moment comes at the beginning, when Cameron warns that he's in competition with the BBC and ITV. Of course he is : the most profound and fundamental shift in democratic politics over the last 100 years is the shift of power from political parties to the media in determining who will get into government and what they will do when they get there.

Political parties must learn to route around mainstream media if they want to regain control of elected governments.