Introducing Newgate

We are one team, powered by a collaborative creative culture that can call upon international public policy, brand building and capital markets expertise. We invest time and resources in understanding our client’s industries, markets, cultures and business goals. We pride ourselves on our ability to identify the latest trends and understand complex issues so insight…

@realDonaldTrump’s Twitter Diplomacy

By Andras Juhasz Twitter played an important role in Donald Trump`s election campaign with his spontaneous, frank and occasionally over-the-top tweets that energised his followers and generated headlines in the US and beyond. Since election night, the President-elect`s Twitter account has also attracted a different kind of audience: diplomats all over the world have clicked…

Theresa May sets out her Brexit stall

Having been rather coy so far about the Brexit deal she will be aiming for, Theresa May finally lifted the veil today. She did not reveal all the details of her negotiating position ahead of the formal triggering of article 50 in two months’ time — nor should she – as that would merely have…

Sadiq Khan call in powers

The first time a Mayor or Minister calls in a planning application is always likely to be taken as a statement of intent. Sadiq Khan’s decision to call in two applications rejected by councillors on design grounds because of their potential to deliver affordable housing, one in Tottenham Hale and one in Wealdstone, is therefore…

2017: The Year Of… Who Knows?

The blog below, written by Newgate CEO Gavin Devine, was originally published on HuffPost Politics. And so another year ends and a new one begins. And the beginning of January has brought the usual crop of ‘forward looks’ for the year. So I thought I’d follow suit, although hopefully with a new twist: I am…

First Minster Plays Long Game in Push to Stay In Single Market

By Paul McLennan in our Edinburgh office. So Nicola Sturgeon must be seen to be doing all she can to make things work. Scotland’s place in Europe is a “serious” and “reasonable” compromise, she said, as she launched the 50-page book yesterday. The Scottish Government will argue for what is in the best interests of…

It’s a mug’s game…Newgate’s Political Predictions for 2017

After a rollercoaster of a political year, 2017 has an awful lot to live up to! We asked our Public Affairs Team to gaze into their ‘crystal balls’ and to share their ‘political predictions’ for 2017. Simon Gentry, Partner I predict the strain of trying to govern with a shrinking majority will become increasingly difficult and…

Silver jubilee for the king of Fleet Street

2017 will see the 25th anniversary of Paul Dacre becoming editor of the Daily Mail. No journalist in recent history has had such longevity – his mentor Sir David English, who is credited with creating the modern Daily Mail was only editor for 21 years; his nemesis Alan Rusbridger was editor of The Guardian for…

Richmond Park by-election: Lib Dems are back – Zac’s cracked

By-elections are usually only of interest to political commentators and obsessives, but this morning’s news that Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat to the Liberal Democrats feels particularly dramatic. This has been made all the more newsworthy by the fact the Lib Dem candidate, Sarah Olney, has been successful in running an anti-Brexit campaign to…

Cake-gate

How life imitates art. The row about the handwritten note by a ministerial aid saying Britain could “Have its cake and eat it” in Brexit negotiations is straight out of Armando Iannucci’s brilliant satire on political spin The Thick Of It. For those who have missed this “must see television”, in the final series the…

Has Brexit put the Chancellor in a Jam?

On 23rd November 2016, the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons in which he declared he would prepare the UK economy to be resilient as we exit the EU. This represents the first financial statement from the Government since the EU Referendum and was set against the backdrop…