Postbureaucrat

Personal blogging by Steph Gray, founder of Helpful Digital and erstwhile bureaucrat

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A very British election

October 11, 2011

Just a quick post to flag a little site launched last month for a modest and little-known public figure, reported to be the first Briton to give ¬£1bn to charitable causes, and the third longest-serving minister of the New Labour years. Lord Sainsbury of Turville was nominated earlier this year to succeed Prince Phillip as…

Why I’m going dark for purdah

February 3, 2010

When the General Election is called, and government enters the pre-election phase known as purdah, I’m going to suspend my personal blogging and tweeting at least until the results are announced. Why? In a word, it’s too risky. This will be the first election with really active social media. Last time around, Whitehall Webby (2007)…