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I am, by background and instinct, a journalist. Even as a spin doctor, I was driven by the story – narrative is all we are (discuss). I was Industrial Editor of The Observer during the high summer of Thatcherite privatisation from 1988-1992 – the Industrial Society was kind enough to elect me National Newspaper Industrial Journalist of the Year in 1991. More recently, I was Religion Editor of the Daily Telegraph for a couple of years until 2010.

Naturally, I tend to get commissioned on religious affairs, but my background in industry and politics means that I’m increasingly addressing what we might call public ethics…