Communications Strategist
John Bercow in parliament

Bercow’s Brexit: Mr Speaker’s legacy and the political omnishambles

Accused by keen Brexit proponents of continually trying to frustrate Brexit, yet lauded by others as the honourable upholder of parliamentary rule, John Bercow is a hugely polarising character. Regardless … Continue reading Bercow’s Brexit: Mr Speaker’s legacy and the political omnishambles

Justice for Grenfell

Scapegoating the brave: Grenfell Tower report and media response come under the microscope

The scathing and ‘hard-hitting’ report, by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, hit the headlines yesterday after it was leaked to national paper, The Daily Telegraph. But what does the media response to … Continue reading Scapegoating the brave: Grenfell Tower report and media response come under the microscope

angry face on top of an EU flag

Brexit: The beginning of the end? It’s not even the end of the beginning

Since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, we have passed no legislation, with the exception of the Domestic Abuse Bill. Our Parliament simply isn’t working. It’s not functioning. Yesterday, we heard … Continue reading Brexit: The beginning of the end? It’s not even the end of the beginning

Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie in a lift from the trailer for Bombshell

Can new movie Bombshell explode political apathy around sexual harassment?

Starring Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and an almost unrecognisable John Lithgoe, what can upcoming movie ‘Bombshell’ bring to our post-#metoo society? The first trailer I saw told me … Continue reading Can new movie Bombshell explode political apathy around sexual harassment?

angry face on top of an EU flag

Is Brexit ‘doing your head in’? You’re not alone, however you voted

With the news that Brexit uncertainty caused one vulnerable man to succumb to an attack of psychosis, SSZeeMedia ask, could Brexit be bad for your health? Tannice Hemming investigates. Described … Continue reading Is Brexit ‘doing your head in’? You’re not alone, however you voted

Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire

Boris Johnson and his cult of personality – what’s next for our faux fop of a Prime Minister?

According to Sun Tzu’s ‘Art of War’, all warfare is based on deception. And there is no greater deceiver than our Prime Minister, whose mask of affable tomfoolery and “jolly … Continue reading Boris Johnson and his cult of personality – what’s next for our faux fop of a Prime Minister?

Booker Prize Nominee Covers

“Contemporary, diverse” and female-dominated, the Booker Prize short-list is revealed

Four of the six books announced as the Booker Prize’s 2019 short-list are penned by female authors, with previous winners Margaret Atwood (2000, The Blind Assassin) jostling for attention against … Continue reading “Contemporary, diverse” and female-dominated, the Booker Prize short-list is revealed

2019 MTV VMA logo

Lizzo is everything, K-Pop controversy rages on and Sebastian Maniscalco hits the headlines – lowdown on 2019’s VMAs 

It’s now two years since the word ‘woke’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The slang term, now often used pejoratively, came originally from Black Activists Black Lives Matter. … Continue reading Lizzo is everything, K-Pop controversy rages on and Sebastian Maniscalco hits the headlines – lowdown on 2019’s VMAs 

Pregnancy test showing 2-3 weeks gestation

What if the Ealing anti-abortion protestors have some sort of point?

After today’s ruling, upholding Ealing Council’s decision to impose an exclusion zone to protect women visiting an abortion clinic from harassment, Tannice Hemming interviewed five women on their experiences. As … Continue reading What if the Ealing anti-abortion protestors have some sort of point?

Woman working in solitude on a laptop

Workplace Discrimination Matters Part One: Internalised misogyny, insidious discrimination and sexual harassment

With fears that newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, aims to erode Britain’s employment rights once we’ve finally left the EU, SSZee Media plan an incisive, in-depth look at workplace … Continue reading Workplace Discrimination Matters Part One: Internalised misogyny, insidious discrimination and sexual harassment