Narration Nation Week 3: Come the Resolution!

So is Corbyn our Mocking J? “The cat sat on the mat is not a story”,  says the distinguished author John Le Carré.  “The cat sat on the dog’s mat is”.   That’s the essence of storytelling and why it works.   You start with ...

Narration Nation 2: Downton Politics

Welcome to week 2 of your  Guide to the General Narration - sorry, Election - where I point out some of the story technology that's being used to win your vote and you, hopefully, stay sane.   I've included some of my favourites.  Please tell me about yours and the best/funniest suggestion wins a free copy of my ...

Narration Nation

Stay sane this General Election with your very own, five-part crash course in the (dark) arts of political storytelling… 20 years ago Blair’s New Labour won a landslide under the banner of “Education Education Education”.  I can't help feeling the slogan of this General Election should be “Narration, ...

Snap out of It

Everything seems to be done in a hurry these days.   Even Elections! We're expected to vote first, ask questions later.    Bills are rushed.  Negotiations hurried.   Foreign policy is all Ready-Shoot-Aim.   Velocity trumps veracity. Politics is increasingly about snap decisions.    But speed has infiltrated every aspect ...