I've been a journalist for longer than I care to remember, more than 20 years. I started at Reuters as a graduate trainee. I served in Bonn and Moscow. Then I was the bureau chief of the Daily Telegraph in Moscow and East Berlin for the events of the late 80s and early 90s. I moved to the lobby to be chief political correspondent of the Financial Times. I moved to the BBC where I covered politics for the Today programme and Newsnight. I became political editor of the New Statesman and then editor of the New Statesman in 2005 to 2008 and since then I moved -- I kept a lot of my -- what I would call journalistic instincts but moved into the NGO world.