Josie Appleton

Josie Appleton is convenor of the Manifesto Club; she oversees the club’s campaigns and publications, and coordinates the membership programme. She heads up the Campaign Against Vetting, and is author of its series of reports (starting with The Case Against Vetting in October 2006). She also founded and edits the Thinkpieces series, and chairs Manifesto Club salons. As a journalist and writer, she writes on the freedom issues of the day for a number of publications, and is the author of Officious: Rise of the Busybody State (2016).