Author Archives: James Charlton

James is a politics graduate who has worked in the parliamentary office of two Government ministers, and more recently as a lobbyist for the advertising industry. He is now an aspirant journalist, tweeting at @jamescharlo.

Now PM Cameron recommends ad-style regulation for erring UK newspapers – another U-turn David?

Another scandal. Another U-turn. Another week in coalition government. Just four months ago, Home Office minister James Brokenshire told the House of Commons that “we believe that the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) acts as an effective check on the industry ...

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UK adland promises to mend its ways on sexy ads

Representatives from the UK advertising and media industries made the trip deep into the bowels of the Mothers Union at 8.30am this morning. An unlikely place to score a free breakfast, they gathered at Mary Sumner House in Westminster to ...

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UK government to clamp down on sexy images aimed at children

‘Let children be children’ was launched today by Reg Bailey, chief executive of Mother’s Union, at a primary school in Balham, London. It is the second government review into the commercial world in three years, and has the personal backing ...

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UK coalition government relies on pomp and circumstance to avoid meltdown

Iconic adman and three-time election-winning Thatcher adviser turned public relations oligarch Lord Bell, speaking at an IPA event in March 2010, summed up election strategy thus: if a country’s ‘feel-good factor’ stays above a certain level, governing parties win elections. ...

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