Cameron is on-board with Blair’s favourite think-tank

As if any more proof were needed that Spam subscribes to the Social Democratic mindset…


A few words about Demos:

Demos was founded in 1993 by former Marxism Today editor Martin Jacques, and Geoff Mulgan, who became its first director.

In the run up to the 1997 UK general election it was seen as being close to the Labour Party, in particular ex-prime minister Tony Blair. It is however, independent of any political party.[2] Geoff Mulgan went on to work inside Downing Street in 1997. At that time Demos was seen as central to New Labour‘s vision for Britain.[3]

And that’s not all…

Between 1998 and 2006, under Director Tom Bentley, it moved away from being just a think tank and an increasing part of its workload was described as ‘public interest consultancy’.

Tom Bentley was previously a SPAD to David Blunkett. So who came next?

Madeleine Bunting, previously a columnist at The Guardian, was appointed Director of the organisation in 2006.

So what about their current direction?

In 2008 Richard Reeves was appointed as Demos’ Director. A writer and columnist for Prospect magazine, Reeves was a former winner of the Guardian’s ‘Thinker to Watch’.



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