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The May-Trump meeting is a political journalist’s dream

It is rare that I pine for my former life as a journalist, but when Theresa May and Donald Trump step to their respective lecterns in front [...]

  1 month ago

PM Speech on EU Negotiation: First Take

The main headline from the speech is that the UK is leaving the single market. That will broadly please Downing Street because it has been i [...]

  1 month ago

How will Brexit affect the UK public affairs industry?

The essay below is the winning entry for the Douglas Smith Prize 2016, awarded to the best young public affairs practitioner in the UK.   [...]

  2 months ago
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The impact of Trump’s victory on the UK

After the shock of Donald Trump winning the US election recedes, it is important to consider the impact on the UK. As Britain begins to plan [...]

  4 months ago

What does Witney mean for the #Libdemfightback?

Yesterday saw two by-elections: one in Witney, the former seat of David Cameron who stood down after failing in his bid to keep the UK in th [...]

  4 months ago

The hashtag Liberal Democrats

With 16,000 new members since the referendum, it seems that some original ideas had also surfaced across the far from fresh Liberal Democrat [...]

  5 months ago

A new politics in Europe

A new politics in Europe - Weber Shandwick EMEA Blog// We’re seeing the emergence of a new politics across Europe, as more extreme part [...]

  1 year ago
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Communicating #Brexit

On Thursday PRCA held an event on “Communicating the Brexit” where the communication challenges of both the Leave and Remain campaigns w [...]

  1 year ago

Brand archetypes: The Labour Party

The Labour Party has always been about working people but its relationship with them varies.  It has portrayed itself as the Rebel at the h [...]

  2 years ago
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Brand archetypes: The Green Party

Who are the Greens? The party with the fastest-growing membership outside of Scotland. A deep concern for the environment and a commitmen [...]

  2 years ago
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Brand archetypes: The Liberal Democrats

Since the last Liberal government of David Lloyd-George in 1918 the party has struggled with two identities: the Creator and the Pragmatist. [...]

  2 years ago
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The impact of Trump’s victory on the UK

After the shock of Donald Trump winning the US election recedes, it is important to consider the impact on the UK. As Britain begins to plan [...]

  4 months ago

Marginal gains: it worked for British Cycling but will it work for the UK’s planning system?

This week saw the publication of the 5th Annual Planning Survey “A blueprint for the future of planning in England” by GL Hearn and the [...]

  5 months ago

Phillip Hammond. The most important speech of Tory conference?

The relationship between Prime Minister and Chancellor shapes the tenor of a government, or so we have come to expect. In recent years Blair [...]

  5 months ago

Theresa May’s strategy and political teams

The Strategy Team Chris Wilkins, Director of Strategy Wilkins is a Conservative Party veteran. The Welshman started working for the [...]

  5 months ago

Theresa May’s media team

May’s media team have taken the strategic decision to manage the volume of May’s media appearances. They feel that David Cameron’s tea [...]

  5 months ago
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Who is Who in Theresa May’s Downing Street

The appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister has led to significant changes in the wider Downing Street team. Most of David Cameron’s [...]

  5 months ago

The May-Trump meeting is a political journalist’s dream

It is rare that I pine for my former life as a journalist, but when Theresa May and Donald Trump step to their respective lecterns in front [...]

  1 month ago

PM Speech on EU Negotiation: First Take

The main headline from the speech is that the UK is leaving the single market. That will broadly please Downing Street because it has been i [...]

  1 month ago

How will Brexit affect the UK public affairs industry?

The essay below is the winning entry for the Douglas Smith Prize 2016, awarded to the best young public affairs practitioner in the UK.   [...]

  2 months ago
  Guest

What does Witney mean for the #Libdemfightback?

Yesterday saw two by-elections: one in Witney, the former seat of David Cameron who stood down after failing in his bid to keep the UK in th [...]

  4 months ago

He’s still standing

Donald Trump won the second presidential debate not because he performed much better than Hillary Clinton, but by virtue of the fact he was [...]

  5 months ago
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The Darling Buds of May

Party conferences normally follow a pattern: a post-election triumphant event where the new Government presents itself and its programme to [...]

  5 months ago