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This week, the Labour Party held its annual party conference down in Brighton, just two weeks after the remarkable election of Jeremy Corbyn as its leader. The Conference offered us the first indication of how this new Corbyn-led Party would behave, communicate and develop policy and how his brand of left-wing protest politics would be […]

In the past two years, the number of organisations offering direct-to-consumer financial services has boomed. The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) introduced in January 2013 has accelerated the trend for DIY investing as many middle-income investors have found themselves becoming ‘advice orphans’. This coupled with increasing consumer focus on the costs of financial advice and fees […]

As we enter August, politics usually takes a back seat while we focus on the typical summer news agenda – sharks, seagulls and Cecil the Lion have willingly or unwillingly obliged this time around. For those of us who take more than a passing interest in politics, however, this year’s summer recess promises to be […]

In his article on this blog, Jason Nisse mourns – or at least opines on – the death of the writ in libel actions. Judith Townend questions in her article for Inforrm whether the statistics, at least of late, tell a different story, but concedes that data protection and privacy applications are certainly the new […]

With the upcoming referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, the nature of our relationship with Europe and the prospect of ‘Brexit’ are set to dominate the political and public policy agenda for next few years – if not for longer. Recent events in Greece, where the Syriza-led Government decided to hold a […]

On 8 July 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne delivered the first Budget statement from a Conservative majority Government since 1996, in which he declared he would create a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country.” This bold statement was backed up by a Budget Speech that outlined significant cuts in welfare and to working age […]

When we began organising our View from the Bridge event ‘General Election 2015: Where do we go from here?’ several weeks before 7th May we envisaged a discussion speculating on the likely outcomes of coalition negotiations. Pre-May 7th few commentators would have predicted that the debate would instead be examining the implications of a Conservative […]

Yesterday, David Cameron announced his Cabinet and ministerial appointments for the first Conservative majority government in 18 years. Much has already been made of the composition of this new government and what it means for the country – for example, to provide a sense of continuity and stability with many familiar faces remaining in key […]

On Wednesday evening, just two hours before the deadline for creating a new government, Benjamin Netanyahu secured enough support to lead a coalition to run Israel. It took “King Bibi” 42 days to build a government despite coming out as the victor in the elections in March. Given his coalition has only 61 seats in […]

1. Are we likely to know the next Government by Friday morning? No. Unless the polls to date have been dramatically wrong, or there is a late surge in support for either the Conservatives or Labour (which is possible, but unlikely at this stage) then we will face another inconclusive result, with no party able […]


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