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 not just Scotland but the whole of the UK. Although … Continue reading First Minster Plays Long Game in Push to Stay In Single Market

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 the Prime Minister will engineer an election in the first … Continue reading It’s a mug’s game…Newgate’s Political Predictions for 2017

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 20 before retiring in 2015. No journalist in the modern … Continue reading Silver jubilee for the king of Fleet Street

Has this Conservative Government fallen out of love with business? Does populism trump profit?

In our latest View from the Bridge we posed two questions, ‘has this Conservative Government fallen out of love with business and does populism trump profit?’. Our speakers, Chris Hope, Associate Editor and Senior Political Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, Dr Adam Marshall, newly appointed Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce and Tom Tugendhat MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling discussed  the issues and … Continue reading Has this Conservative Government fallen out of love with business? Does populism trump profit?

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 defeat the pro-Brexit sitting MP. Goldsmith, who resigned as a … Continue reading Richmond Park by-election: Lib Dems are back – Zac’s cracked