table tennis

Ping pong PR

August 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

REGULAR readers will know how many times we (newspaper reporters) end up at a politician’s visit to a sports facility to find them posing for photos with a table tennis [...]

A whiff-whaffing

April 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

SO we remain super bored with politicians playing table tennis for photos and votes – and one of the chief offenders is Boris Johnson, the Conservative candidate for [...]

This again

May 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

BORIS: “So, what I are we up to today?” PR genius: “Olympic tickets story with Seb” Boris: “Great, a line-up picture for the papers and [...]

Ping pong for all

April 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

…and still table tennis continues to be a hot electoral topic. Remember this and this. In the daily election circular from the Conservatives this morning, one of Chris [...]

Same story, second serve

March 2, 2010 // 3 Comments

SOMEBODY must be reading this. As just days after my post about the importance of ping pong in getting elected, Camden Labour councillors Theo Blackwell and Nash Ali sniffed [...]

Ping pong politics

February 26, 2010 // 6 Comments

BACK to the ping pong: Gordon Brown had a big chancellory grin as he lost at the New Horizons youth advice centre in front of the cameras ten years ago (see Brown’s [...]

Brown’s backhand

February 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

SARAH Brown helped open the new-look New Horizons day centre in Somers Town on Tuesday. While cutting  the tape, she recalled her last visit to the service in 1999, then [...]