Articles by Alex Deane

Alex Deane is Managing Director and Head of Public Affairs UK at FTI Consulting and a former aide to David Cameron. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily the views of FTI Consulting LLP, its management, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, or its other professionals, members of employees. @ajcdeane

  • Smacking

    The U.N. on smack

    The child who runs into traffic or seeks to jam a toy into an electrical socket needs to understand that they're not to do that act again. Sometimes a stern word will do. Sometimes a smack is required. The parent on the spot is better placed to decide that than a UN committee

    by Alex Deane  - 31 July 2015
  • Prize-cunt

    Katie Hopkins furore and why we must protect free speech

    The real cure for views you dislike is to disabuse the holders of them with rational argument and free debate. Open, adversarial discourse in which all sides are argued to the best of the abilities of the advocates in question is the British way, and it applies to Katie Hopkins too

    by Alex Deane  -  5 January 2015
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    Alex Deane - Reactions to the death of Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden was killed last night by US Special Forces in Pakistan. Alex Deane gives us his snap analysis.

    by Alex Deane  -  2 May 2011