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  • 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. 

    The Commonwealth – Shackled by a historic legacy

    Can the Commonwealth really move towards a common future?

    London Elections 2018: 10 things to look out for

    In the run up to council elections in London, Portland has compiled a list of 10 things to look out for when Londoners go to the polls.

    Brexit: why we are not out of the woods

    While Theresa May will herald Friday's agreement as a vital certainty for businesses and investors in the UK, the ‘transition’ deal is more a ‘standstill’ agreement with some incentives for either side on the areas on which political priorities have rested.

    #IWD2018: Still more work to be done

    International Women’s Day has become a permanent global fixture, having been celebrated since the early 1990s. But what exactly does it stand or? 

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