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  • The realities of establishing a new political group

    Over the last three days eight Labour MPs and three Conservative MPs left their respective parties to start “The Independent Group”, more are rumoured to be thinking of joining them.

    Dysfunction in DC: The federal government shutdown explained

    Twenty-five percent of the US government has been shutdown for over 25 days, the longest impasse in American history.

    2021: The real Brexit cliff edge?

    The five key takeaways from Portland's '2021: The real Brexit cliff edge?' breakfast discussion.

    Theresa on tour…

    Downing Street is in campaign mode, supportive MPs are being identified and stakeholders lined up for endorsements. There’s a daily themed grid in place, around which messaging will (in theory) be devised and delivered. 

    The devil is in the detail

    The EU commission cannot maintain the confidence of the EU 27 without popular support. It’s time to win back public trust.

    Kenya holds the upper hand when it comes to Brexit

    The UK government is eager to build deeper ties with old and new friends. In this realignment of Britain’s foreign policy priorities, Kenya holds excellent cards and stands to benefit.

    The independence generation?

    Last week, the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reshuffled her Cabinet and Ministers in the biggest shake-up since the SNP came to power in Scotland in 2007.

    Theresa May – finding her digital mojo

    Engaging directly via social media channels has given the Prime Minister the platform she needs to communicate directly with the electorate and help her overcome the considerable challenges she faces ahead.

    The expectation game

    This election – in theory – was meant to be about momentum (lower case ‘m’). Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party was going to continue the campaign momentum it gained in last year’s General Election to sweep the board. Labour have made gains in some areas – but has its performance really been good enough?

    New Home Secretary won’t solve the Cabinet customs union conundrum

    A man who has held a government post since 2010 should not be seen as an ‘unknown quantity’. But that’s exactly what Sajid Javid will be when he joins the Cabinet Brexit sub-committee on Wednesday. 

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