In early 2022, my book CITIZENS: How to unleash the power of everyone and fix our f***ed up world is due for publication. This post is about why I’m writing it, where I’m up to, and how you can get involved. …


I’m in the process of writing a book called CITIZENS, due for release early 2022, and tapping into the insights of a growing mailing list as I do so. …


As part of the development of my forthcoming book CITIZENS: How to unleash the power of everyone and fix our f***ed up world, I’m experimenting with hosting a series of conversations to help me make what I hope is a decent first draft into a great book. The first will…


I live in Sevenoaks, the largest town in a constituency “represented” by Laura Trott, a Conservative MP with an impressive CV, formerly David Cameron’s Head of Strategic Communications, but with very little apparent interest in engaging with local citizens. …


As the Liberal Democrats’ 2021 Spring Conference starts, I find I have seriously mixed feelings towards my party.

On one hand, I’m excited. Ideas and energy are building at the grassroots, with local parties and members doing wonderful things in their communities in the context of the pandemic (as this…


Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Dear Ms Trott

I first wrote to you on May 31st 2020, after you failed to call for any action against Dominic Cummings in the aftermath of his “eye test”.

I then wrote to you again on October 24th, five months later, after you peddled the Johnson line that Child…


I live in Sevenoaks, a constituency represented by Laura Trott, a Conservative MP. She is a woman with an impressive CV, formerly David Cameron’s Head of Strategic Communications. I first wrote to her in May after she failed to call for any action against Dominic Cummings.

UPDATE: Today, 8th November…


After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (now famously Trump’s attorney) issued a call to all Americans. “Show your confidence. Show you’re not afraid. Go to restaurants. Go shopping.”

President George W Bush took the message on, world leaders followed, Tony Blair included…


This is the talk I delivered at TEDxCardiff on 1st March 2020, a date that now seems a lifetime ago, but a message that I think and hope has only become more relevant. I am now in the late stages of writing a book called CITIZENS — and I’m involving…

Jon Alexander

activist / strategist / citizen / co-founder @NewCitProj / fellow @the_young_fdn @theRSAorg / member @CompassOffice @soclibforum

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