A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Any worries I have ever had about getting into trouble with senior management at work for saying something too controversial here have now disappeared, as my company's Chief Exec, Colin Byrne has got a bit of coverage here, here, here and here for being less than complimentary about the No10 press operation.

Being a multi-party agency we have quite a diversity of views in my workplace, so just for the record I don't share Colin's critique (sorry Colin!).


Blogger Quink said...

Yes Luke - but Byrne comes out of it looking competent, and number 10 looks foolish. That's good PR - unlike putting it about that you support detention without trial and rendition flights that are connected with torture. That just makes people bury their heads in their hands and wonder what on earth you're playing at.

9:20 am, July 11, 2008

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

That's why he's UK CEO and I'm not!

9:26 am, July 11, 2008

Blogger labourparty said...

If your CEO had praised Brown's media team instead, do you think the would be all over the papers? Of course not, and that speaks volumes.

11:19 am, July 11, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More importantly, if he'd backed torture and kidnap, it'd probably have attracted less attention. Says something very sad about our society.

11:22 am, July 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aside from the PR value, the specific content came up twice unprompted during canvassing today

7:30 pm, July 12, 2008


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