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Callum Jones

Political Journalist and Writer

Callum is a seventeen year-old college student with a passion for politics. He makes regular trips to Westminster to report on day to day events in the Commons chamber. He is an obsessive user of social media, blogging and tweeting on the latest political developments in Britain and around the world.

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Lib Dem Conference - the 'Proalition' Politics of Power

In the digital age, over a million people watched Clegg's tuition fees apology - original or remixed - in four days. If a single lesson can be taken from the Deputy PM's chart success, it's that the power of the internet is not to be underestimated.
24/09/2012 18:12 BST

Nick Clegg's Next Move

"The Liberal Democrats are currently enjoying a surge of support which they will ride to an impressive victory in 2015", so says nobody. Although commentary of the party's plight in some corners of the press is unnecessarily exaggerated, not even Nick Clegg can deny they're on a bumpy path towards a pretty nasty result at the next election. It's now down to the deputy prime minister to create fork in the road - this week, he got his shovel out.
31/08/2012 12:29 BST

Why School Sport Isn't the Answer to the Olympic Legacy Question

With over a billion pairs of eyes looking on, our country impressed the world. London's transport swiftly and safely carried over a million people around the capital each day. 70,000 volunteers greeted Olympic visitors with enthusiasm and kindness. The British capital, and the British people, came alive in a way not seen in recent history.
14/08/2012 00:06 BST

How the Coalition Can Move Forward From the 2012 Queen's Speech

Yesterday, at the so-called "rose garden re-launch", a worker put a question to the Prime Minister and his Deputy that told more than it asked. Due to the vast differences between Conservative and Liberal ideologies concocting what the questioner called "watered down policies", he asked what could be done over the next three years.
10/05/2012 11:38 BST

The Budget 2012 Review: For the Richer or for the Poorer?

Coalition budget discussions have not been carried out behind closed doors. They have been testing the waters during these conversations by 'briefing' the press. This is obviously nothing like leaking, which has a completely different name.
21/03/2012 15:24 GMT

How a Minority of Politicians are Letting Westminister Down

Every single scandal frustrates me for the single fact that not all our MPs are bad. Westminster currently homes some of the best politicians in the world. But the culture of tabloid scandal we love to live with means that the small number of fools that slip up overshadow the high standard of the rest.
13/03/2012 23:22 GMT

Press Pressure; Bankers, Beware

I don't sympathise with someone for obtaining a multi-million pound pay packet, but I do sympathise with someone if they are bombarded with a constant stream of abuse on an unfair basis.
03/02/2012 14:02 GMT

2011 Review (Part 2)

This year, we've feared the doom and felt the gloom. We watched as people battled for democracy abroad, whilst battles took place within our democracy at home.
30/12/2011 21:29 GMT

2011 Review - Part 1

As fireworks lit up the skies and 2011 began, we knew little about the year we were welcoming. Of course, we were preparing for a royal wedding and predicting our chapter of austerity had barely begun. Yet, we had no idea that the global stage would alter so drastically.
28/12/2011 22:15 GMT

In Defence of Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson is one of the BBC's most prominent and, admittedly, highest-paid presenters. The One Show is one of the network's most popular programmes, which links it to Clarkson's hit series, Top Gear. Its rivals jumped at the opportunity to denounce the two simultaneously in the same report.
02/12/2011 15:58 GMT

The "Hackgate" Chronicles; Showdown #2

James Murdoch, once a man presumed by all to takeover one of the most powerful media empires on the planet, has been brought to the brink. At 11am on Thursday, he has a chance to turn his luck around. The odds in his favour may be tiny, but his potential gains are colossal.
10/11/2011 09:41 GMT

Conservative Party Conference 2011: A Week in Manchester

It was marred by protests, a victim of the standard ministerial gaffes and the final event of the annual season but it was the way that the 2011 Conservative Party Conference clashed with the European economic crisis that made it so significant.
05/10/2011 23:26 BST