Category: “Media

The Cameron vacuum

Posted on 12 February 2009 | 2:02pm

Whenever I’m confronted with someone who says they’re thinking of voting Tory, I ask them to name three things David Cameron would do as Prime Minister? Even with people who follow politics closely, it tends to pull them up. Those who are desperate to say something in Dave’s defence then fall back on generalities – […]

Eighteen interviews later …

Posted on 10 February 2009 | 7:02pm

Interviews. You might think it’s easy just to open and close your mouth and see what comes out, but as I come to the end of a day promoting the Time to Change report, I feel more understanding of the time TB said to me ‘if I speak to one more local radio interviewer trying […]

Time to talk about Time to Change on Newsnight

Posted on 9 February 2009 | 10:02pm

I’m on my way to the BBC to go on Newsnight and talk about the Time to Change report on famous figures in history who had mental health problems. Jeremy Paxman has a reputation as a tough interrogator, but on the personal level I have always found him charming and easy to get on with. […]

So that’s what they mean by online community?

Posted on 8 February 2009 | 12:02pm

When I was first persuaded to go on Facebook, I couldn’t really get the concept of online friends. But on Friday, something happened that made it click into place. I posted a status update about having just signed off a report I am launching this week for Time to Change, the anti-discrimination campaign, about famous […]

First blog

Posted on 5 February 2009 | 3:02pm

Welcome to my website. And welcome to my first blog. I am a late convert to all this online malarkey but now the conversion has happened, I’ve decided to make a real go of it. I intend to use this site to bring together the various things I do – writing, speaking, strategising, campaigning, whether for […]