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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 […]

With only seven days left until the general election, Brussels is keeping a close eye on what the end campaign will look like, who will win and, most importantly, what the election outcome would mean for Britain and the EU. UKIP: the cleverest and most outspoken anti-EU stance Of all parties participating in the general […]

It’s been party manifestos week, with Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and UKIP all publishing their blueprints for the next five years. A cross dressing exercise Both Labour and the Conservatives attempted something of a cross-dressing exercise. Labour, conscious of their reputation for being uncertain guardians of the economy, placed, on page […]

Written by the Support Services team at Newgate Communications Setting aside the uncertainty of the General Election result this May, investment in UK infrastructure looks like it will continue on an upward trajectory, along with economic growth. More money was allocated to regional infrastructure projects across the UK in the recent Budget, particularly the South […]

Today, George Osborne delivered his sixth Budget statement, the last before the General Election, in which he announced optimistically that “Britain is walking tall again” As expected for a pre-election Budget, it was an intensely political statement, with significant amounts of rhetoric devoted to the progress the Government has made on economic growth, jobs, living […]

Can fashion sourcing from the UK become a reality? Written by the Retail Team at Newgate Communications The rise of low-cost manufacturing in Asia, combined with the ever growing consumer demand for cheaper clothes, has had a huge impact on the UK textile industry over the last decades. 30 years ago, the sector employed over […]

David Cameron is likely to stay in Downing Street, according to the attendees at last night’s ‘The View from The Bridge’ debate on the General Election, held at Newgate Communications. After a lively and informed discussion led by the three speakers – Anne McElvoy (Public Policy Editor at The Economist), Peter Riddell (Director of the […]

The Labour Party has in recent weeks been accused of being ‘anti-business’. This is something of an old trope attack line from the Conservative party but it certainly hasn’t helped that Labour has been unable to reel off a convincing list of key business supporters when asked and criticised for the Shadow Chancellor effectively telling […]

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