Our man in Beirut strips down to 140 characters

Abandoning the banquet in favour of the smart phone

The World Today Published 7 December 2012 Updated 5 October 2020 2 minute READ

Tom Fletcher CMG

Principal, Hertford College, University of Oxford

When people ask me whether at 37 I am too young to be an ambassador, I sometimes wonder if perhaps I am too old. I worked in No 10 for the last ‘pen’ PM, Tony Blair; for the first ‘email’ PM, Gordon Brown; and for the first ‘iPad’ PM, David Cameron. Delivery of government services by social media is being transformed.

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