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The Guardian would like to tell you Germans have curious native customs that include opening their windows twice a day, and that even their leader Angela Merkel gives advice about this on television. Now, one of the basic things everyone should know by now about SARS-CoV2 is that it spreads primarily through aerosol transmission in…

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A bit more on the Independent Group’s accounts. Here’s a chart breaking down their expenses by supplier, which really does show how much of a creation of the advertising/marketing/public relations industry they were: Here’s the daily spending on Facebook advertising: And here’s the history of their spending with The & Partnership, by category: You can…

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Everyone wants to share what came up on The Doorstep. I am quite suspicious of doorstep insights; I can’t think of any campaign when I had the kind of synoptic, oversailing insight people tend to claim. The experience isn’t like that. This time out I campaigned in four different constituencies, and instead of a sense…

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So we’re having a moment about John Boyd: The really interesting thing about the Dom Cummings appointment is that we now have someone in charge of No10 who is a devotee of Col. John Boyd, whose central thesis was to confuse your enemy and do the opposite of what they expect (1/4). — Damian McBride…

Read More Round and Round the OODA Loop: Folk Boyd and the Brexiters