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Stephen Jolly

ResPublica Fellow, Defence & Security

Stephen is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He served as the UK’s Director of Defence Communications between 2013-15 overseeing all communications for the Ministry of Defence, the three Armed Forces and their operations, for the UK Defence Agencies and Joint Organisations. He reported jointly to the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff. Stephen chaired the cross-government National Security Communications Committee in 2014-5 and was a member of the Government Communications Board during that period. He was seconded briefly to Cabinet Office in 2015 before joining UK Joint Forces Command where he advised the Director-General, Joint Force Development on the reform of British military influence operations. Stephen has an academic interest in propaganda and serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies.

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What are the Implications of proroguing Parliament?

During his campaign, Boris Johnson made it very clear that when it comes to proroguing Parliament, he is “not going to take anything off the...

ResPublica’s submission to CMA

Download the full text of the submission On 3rd July 2019, the CMA launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market...

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Productive Places | WSP and ResPublica

On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report...

ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond was the first since 1962 to be delivered on a day other than a Wednesday, and was moved...

ResPublica Response to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

The Government’s housing announcements on the 5th March were the first substantial change to the planning system since the Coalition reforms six years ago. The...

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...