| Simon Bracey-Lane |
|Alma mater||University of Leicester|
|Member of||Institute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team, Integrity Initiative|
|Interests|| • Cold war|
• Cold war 2.0
Simon Bracey-Lane is a member of the Institute for Statecraft of reportedly contradictory political inclinations who was described in December 2018 by Craig Murray as a "highly improbable left wing firebrand". He described his "Personal area of expertise" as follows:
- "Understanding of American politics, from President to Local Party.
- Shaping public opinion and movement building.
- Network development.
- Political instincts."
Simon Bracey-Lane attended Saint Cecilia's in Wandsworth from 2004-2011 and studied History and American Studies at the University of Leicester from 2011-2014. His skills are listed as "Customer Service, Research, Management, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Teaching, Public Speaking, Strategic Planning, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel"
Simon Bracey-Lane was a volunteer field organiser for Bernie Sanders. He wrote [When?] "I had two weeks left and some money left, so I thought, Fuck it, I’ll make some calls for Bernie Sanders. I just sort of knew Des Moines was the place, so I just turned up at their HQ, started making phone calls, and then became a fully fledged field organiser.”
“Currently runs the IfS “Integrity Initiative” network communications and network development process; deep experience in democratic election campaign processes in UK and especially in USA, viz: Regional Campaign Organiser: John Wisniewski for Governor of New Jersey, USA. January - May 2017; Statewide Campaign Organiser: Bernie Sanders for President 2016, USA. Sept 2015 – May 2016; special study of Russian interference in the US electoral process.”
Simon Bracey-Lane (2018) The Institute for Statecraft Expert Team v 3.pdf 
Bracey-Lane's actions appear to have attracted a remarkable degree of press attention. Both Reuters and BuzzFeed news wrote about Simon Bracey-Lane's work for the Bernie Sanders campaign. He was also interviewed by AFP.
Craig Murray comments that "It is, to say the least, very interesting indeed that just a year later the left wing, “Corbyn and Sanders supporting” Bracey-Lane is hosting a very right wing event, Cold War Then and Now, for the shadowy neo-con Institute for Statecraft, at which an entirely unbalanced panel of British military, NATO and Ukrainian nationalists extolled the virtues of re-arming against Russia...
I am not alleging Mr Bracey-Lane is an intelligence service operative who previously infiltrated the Labour Party and the Sanders campaign. He may just be a young man of unusually heterodox and vacillating political opinions. He may be an undercover reporter for the Canary infiltrating the Institute for Statecraft. All these things are possible, and I have no firm information."
The Institute for Statecraft posted a denial in late 2018 that Bracey-Lane was an intelligence service operative, which they subsequently removed.
Quotes by Simon Bracey-Lane
|Cover||“What might prevent us from achieving our aims?: Lack of clear messaging, are we IFS or are we II.”||2018||Integrity Initiative/Leak/4|
|Greg Rowett||“spoke well and hit all the IfS points: peacetime mentality during war/Russian vocab all based on warfare/rate of change in society dramatic/need for universal glossary. Algorithms key – we need to start gaming these algorithms and put pressure onto the companies hosting these disinformation campaigns. Deliver message that we're willing and able to push back.”||December 2017||Integrity/Initiative/Leak/2|
|Cold War Then and Now?||London|
City of London School
|A free conference that appears to have been part of a broader campaign by the Institute for Statecraft to promote Cold War 2.0.|
|Workshop on Identifying and Combating Disinformation in Big Data||US|
Event Participated in
|Workshop on Identifying and Combating Disinformation in Big Data||13 December 2018 08:00:00||13 December 2018 12:00:00||US|
- Integrity Initiative/Leak/4
- https://www.pdf-archive.com/2018/12/13/the-institute-for-statecraft-expert-team-v-3/ Integrity Initiative Leak 3