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Good morning. It’s Monday 10th June 2024.

It’s manifesto launch week. Don’t hold me to these days, but Lib Dems are pencilled in for Monday, Conservatives Tuesday and Labour Thursday.

Monday:  Manchester City begins an arbitration battle against the Premier League’s ATP rules

Tuesday: UK labour market and wage statistics 

WednesdayLondon fundraiser for Donald Trump 

Thursday: G7 summit in Puglia

Women’s Prize for Fiction 

Friday: Scotland and Germany kick off the UEFA Euro 2024 Championships

Boeing Starliner spacecraft expected to return to Earth 

Saturday: Ukraine Peace Summit

King Charles attends Trooping the Colour 

SundayEngland face Serbia in the Euros

24 Days To Go…

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MEDIA WATCH: Excellent real-time analysis of election media coverage by Loughborough University lifts the lid on what press exposure the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week. READ

ITV TV DEBATE: 4.8m viewers, with 5.2m peak. Comfortably the most-watched show on television that day. And the breakdown of viewing share shows people largely stuck with it.

ONLINE ADS: “Micro-targetting is old news – show this to everyone” The new science behind online political ads. READ

TEARS BEFORE BEDTIME: I’m expecting Sir John Curtice to react in exactly the same way on the BBC’s Election Night Coverage if his polls are also miles out…

And finally, in election PR news, don’t peak too soon lads…

The number of times press officers say “I wish they’d told us before speaking to journalist X. Every time they cover this subject it is 1-sided, or twisted to fit an agenda-driven by an editor or proprietor.” 

Comms have a wealth of knowledge based on past dealings. Don’t be afraid to use it.

Year Of The Expert returns with Part 3 – Preparation.

In Chapter 1 we channel our inner Alan “Fluff” Freeman to bring you a countdown of ways your press office or comms team can support you.



Nihal Arthanayake is to leave daytimes on BBC 5 Live. Times Radio’s Matt Chorley will replace him in September. Andrew Neil arrives at Times Radio to bolster their election coverage.

An elusive goldfish-eating perch with a prodigious appetite was finally netted after two years on the rampage in a Kent pond on this day in 1977.

Highs of 17 degrees in Brighton today and 18 in Bournemouth.

And finally just time for the obligatory dog photo. Stan living his very best life…

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