I've finally reached the point of no return. Democracy is in danger. We need to save it.
I've tried journalism, writing books, thinktanks, punditry and advising governments. None of it has worked. We are being cheated and lied to at home. Our enemies are menacing abroad.
That's why I'm turning to politics, trying to win this vital central London seat for the Liberal Democrats.
You may have seen my writing — I'm a Times columnist, former senior editor at The Economist, and write a weekly column for CEPA), It was a comfortable niche. But we need action, not words.
Please help me fight back against the merchants of sleaze who threaten our freedom and our safety.
I need your time, your skills and (if you have any) your money.
The Conservatives can outspend us. But they can't out-argue us.
Every week since I was selected as prospective candidate in September, I have been out on the doorstep, meeting voters and — the most important thing for politicians — listening.
I need to hear your views, on local, national and international issues.
Please get in touch today.