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The best ideas are always heard first in the back of a cab

In Garry Lee on October 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Garry Lee had an unexpected, in-depth conversation with a taxi driver at 5am that reaffirmed his belief that everyone has a useful insight when it comes to politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Different names for the same approach to social networking

In Garry Lee on September 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Garry Lee isn’t convinced by Ed, Dave and Nick’s new fascination with Google+. Is your MP actually writing their own Twitter? Next time you go to ‘like’ a politician on Facebook, think again… Read the rest of this entry »

Three Words For Slutwalks: Education, Education, Education

In Garry Lee on June 20, 2011 at 7:00 am

It all started when a Canadian policeman told students that they should avoid dressing like sluts in order to avoid rape, now ‘slutwalks’ have become a global phenomenon, writes Garry Lee. Read the rest of this entry »

The next generation of politicians? Spending a month on Jolitics.com

In Garry Lee on May 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

Garry Lee explores the pros and cons of Jolitics.com, a new website giving ordinary people “a platform for political proposals”. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2011 elections and the peculiar absence of 10 O’Clock Live

In Garry Lee on May 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Garry Lee asks why 10 O’Clock Live’s first season ended right before the elections when it could have made a real impact.

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‘People power’ and the importance of widening access to politics

In Garry Lee on February 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

Garry Lee takes a look at the actions of the constituents in the 38 Degrees ‘Save Our Forests’ campaign as a way of illustrating his multi-faceted view of political participation.

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Sensible and pragmatic: David Cameron’s approach to dealing with the European Court of Human Rights

In Garry Lee on February 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Garry Lee looks at David Cameron’s tactical approach to the vote on prisoners’ voting rights and what he stands to gain from it.

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10 O’Clock Live: a vehicle for political accessibility

In Garry Lee on January 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Taking a look at the first episode of Channel 4’s new political programme 10 O’Clock Live, Garry Lee discusses the show’s hidden potential as a way of making politics more accessible.  Read the rest of this entry »

Is cutting the EMA really in our long term interest?

In Garry Lee on January 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Garry Lee takes a closer look at the government’s decision to cut Education Maintenance Allowance

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Killing with kindness in ‘Alarm Clock Britain’

In Garry Lee on January 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm


Garry Lee examined Clegg’s speech on parenting hot off the press and looks at its wider implications

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