Tony McMahon is an independent consultant working with the UK Government and civil society groups on counter-extremism projects. For the last fifteen years, he has advised Government, global companies and community groups on communications strategies. He is a former Financial Times magazine news editor and BBC news producer. He has been a Labour Party activist for thirty-five years, selected as a candidate in Hammersmith on two occasions. His other publications include Original Rude Boy and No Place To Hide, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Best Sports Biography prize and longlisted for the 2010 William Hill prize.