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New leader, new momentum

The Liberal Democrats regard themselves as a party in the ascendancy and the atmosphere at this year’s Conference was buoyant.

A conversation with Jon Sopel: Inside Trump’s Whitehouse

This morning we hosted a breakfast discussion between Portland’s Alastair Campbell and Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America Editor to mark the publication of his new book, “A Year at the Circus: Inside Trump’s White House“. Here are the top five takeaways from this morning’s event: 1. Political mastermind? Having observed Trump’s decisions as a […]

The Race to Succeed Obama

The third Democratic debate took place in Houston last Thursday and, this time, only ten candidates qualified and took place on just one night.

The dawn of von der Leyen’s Commission

Brexit isn’t the only issue concerning Europe for the first time in a while.

And then there were 21…

The field is starting to slowly narrow (there are still 22 candidates running) but the coming months could see the field continue to dwindle.

The culture warrior President

Throughout the Trump presidency, there have been cultural flashpoints where the divisions of the country have been exposed.

From City Hall to Downing Street – what lessons for Labour?

A look at Boris Johnson’s eight years as Mayor of London show some early warnings for the Labour Party ahead of the next general election.

Johnson will rely on creative thinking and salesmanship

Boris Johnson will delegate power to his Cabinet and No 10 lieutenants, letting them govern while he presides as Britain's ambassadorial chairman. The new Prime Minister will approach the job in precisely the opposite way to Theresa May.

Johnson’s first 100 days

Johnson must tread a narrow path in his first 100 days.

In Other News…

While you weren’t looking, policy makers in Washington (and in several state capitals) have taken steps that could significantly reform and recast the drug pricing system in the US.

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