Spin, Spinwatch

Nick Jones– former BBC Parliamentary correspondent and recent Coventry Conversations speaker- has posted the article which formed the backbone of his Coventry talk.
The article Against an avalanche of negative publicity Gordon Brown should opt for transparency is available from http://www.nicholasjones.org.uk/

The article is available as a podcast from Coventry Conversations Podcast archive.

Nick also blogs for the Spinwatch website
which monitors public relations, propaganda and lobbying.
Much of their coverage on science, food, the pharmaceutical industry and climate change is relevant to how research- sometimes very bad research- is used to influence public opinion and policy.