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TB, Badgers and Cattle in The UK: A Campaign Ripe For A Re-boot

Campaign Strategy Blog Post December 2020      Chris Rose  chris@campaignstrategy.co.uk Posted at http://threeworlds.campaignstrategy.org/?p=2701 Download pdf https://thebadgercrowd.org – photo What do you do with a long-running campaign that’s got stuck ?  The English civil war over badger-culling and TB in cattle is … Continue reading

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The UK’s Invisible Victims Of Covid

Boris Johnson How do you get people to take covid seriously?  In England, that’s a question which pre-occupies many scientists, medics and politicians. They are fearful that festive Christmas drinks and family gatherings will lead to a re-escalation of the … Continue reading

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Reframing Tax

Will the New York Times revelations around Donald Trump’s tiny tax payments make any significant difference to the US Presidential Election campaign?  I can’t say, although it is perhaps obvious that they’d have a bit more traction with some voters … Continue reading

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A Campaign Lesson From Extinction Rebellion’s Newsgate

Chris Rose, September 2020 Earlier this year I posted a critical analysis of XR UK’s ‘revolutionary’ theory of change, mostly on grounds that it was unlikely to work and posed many risks including a values culture war.  Since the New … Continue reading

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Conversations with Peter Melchett: Farmer, Campaigner, Politician

Peter Melchett in his orchard, May 2018 I interviewed Peter Melchett in May and July 2018, at Courtyard Farm, where he lived in Norfolk (he died in August 2018).  My daughter Amazon Rose transcribed the tapes and I’ve edited them … Continue reading

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Conversations With Simon Bryceson, ‘Pirate Diplomat’

Simon Bryceson In winter 2017 I recorded a couple of conversations with Simon Bryceson, long-standing Public Affairs lobbyist, Liberal political activist, and one time employee of Friends of the Earth. We mainly spoke about the interaction between campaign groups, corporates … Continue reading

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What Happens When Issue-Attention Moves On: The Case of ‘Neonic’ Pesticides

 Chris Rose July 2020 pdf download In Europe, Neonic’ pesticides have dropped from the heights of the public agenda following a ‘ban’ in the EU in 2018. As anticipated in Anthony Downs’s 1972 ‘Issue Attention Cycle’, neonics seem consigned to … Continue reading

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Increasing The Impact Of Individual Behaviour Change

(Long post – download as a pdf) This post outlines a simple ‘three pillar’ framework to help realise the often untapped potential of behaviour change.  Pillar 1 is private personal action in the form of a new behaviour which stays … Continue reading

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Too Much DAD Leads To DADA

Too much Decide Announce Defend (Abandon) The UK government, or to be more accurate the English Government which is the bit directly led by Boris Johnson with the advice of the propaganda specialist Dominic Cummings, continues to write the textbook … Continue reading

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Values Group Changes In The UK 1973 – 2020

Every few years the motivational values researchers CDSM Cultural Dynamics Strategy and Marketing run a national survey to take a snapshot of values groups in the UK, broken out as 12 Values Modes and three large ‘Maslow Groups’, Settlers, Prospectors … Continue reading

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