My EU-reka moment!

The penny just dropped.  Along with the centime, centesimo, λεπτό and cêntimo. Like many citizens, I have been watching the Brexit negotiations unwind with increasing unease and yet feeling powerless to do anything about it.   Today, thanks to a nudge from a cycle buddy (thanks, Simon!), a ...

Narration Nation Wk 4: The Time Warp

I wrote this blog just before the hateful Manchester attack - rightly - pushed election stories off the front pages.   That said, I respectfully suggest, with voting just days away it's still worth paying attention to how our political storytellers are seeking to alarm and or pacify the ...

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

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, ...