Sparks Fly: Is Theresa May Really In Charge Of The Conservative Party?

The article below is taken from Gavin Devine’s regular Huffington Post Politics blog. Read more here. Last week I went to a dinner to KPMG Towers in Canary Wharf hosted by Transport Times. During the after meal chat I has asked for my view of the likelihood of Theresa May calling a General Election. As was appropriate for 9pm on a Tuesday I offered an … Continue reading Sparks Fly: Is Theresa May Really In Charge Of The Conservative Party?

Understanding a Nation

The article below is taken from Public Affair Networking and was written by Simon Gentry, partner at Newgate Communications. If there was ever any doubt about Theresa May’s total control over the Conservative Party, the last week in Birmingham has removed that completely. Perhaps it’s post-referendum shock, but the Party does seem to be quietly going along with a quite dramatic recasting of its mission … Continue reading Understanding a Nation

May woos the ‘new centre ground’ with her closing speech to Conference

Whilst little of the rhetoric was new, the Prime Minister set out her vision for a Britain built on the values of ‘fairness and opportunity.’ A good conference speech can be the making of a politician – just ask Theresa May’s predecessor. David Cameron owed his leadership of the Conservatives to two speeches, – one he gave himself which was well received and another given … Continue reading May woos the ‘new centre ground’ with her closing speech to Conference

Previewing the PM’s conference speech

In advance of Theresa May’s closing speech to the Tory faithful in Birmingham, Newgate Communications has assembled an expert panel of commentators to share what they hope to hear from the PM.  Here’s what they said:    Ian King – Business Presenter, Sky News  “I hope Theresa May will signal her intention to continue making deficit reduction a priority, while also indicating her willingness to … Continue reading Previewing the PM’s conference speech

Hunt and Greening: We will give you more choice in health and education

The focus this afternoon at Conservative Party Conference was around a One Nation agenda – with the secretaries of state for Health and for Education both addressing the party faithful. These are not two departments high on many people’s lists of dream jobs and for sound reasons – Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary even joked his job was “the safest, because there’s not a long … Continue reading Hunt and Greening: We will give you more choice in health and education

Updating the crisis manual for a new generation

The article below was published this morning on Gorkana. Crisis management plans can be unwieldy, impractical and, therefore, redundant. Jason Nisse, partner at Newgate Communications, tells us why the corporate comms specialist has created a new model. Earlier this year I was advising a client on a rather unpleasant issue that had grown into a full-on, international crisis. It involved all the sorts of things you … Continue reading Updating the crisis manual for a new generation

Chancellor tells UK businesses to hold on tight on the Brexit Rollercoaster

Today the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, gave his speech at Conservative Party Conference, in which he warned that the UK economy is facing a period “of a couple of years, or perhaps even longer” of turbulence and uncertainty as Britain begins the process of leaving the European Union and negotiates its future relationship with the trading bloc. He announced that UK Government’s fiscal policy would have … Continue reading Chancellor tells UK businesses to hold on tight on the Brexit Rollercoaster

Theresa May and being bold in Birmingham

Ah, the Conservative Party conference!  Always something to quicken the heart: I love warm white wine, yellow food and no mobile phone charge.  And this year, post-referendum and with a new government in post there was much to look forward to as I sat on the Pendolino rushing up to Birmingham through the sunny Midlands countryside. My first thought was for Nick Timothy.  This conference … Continue reading Theresa May and being bold in Birmingham