The Hwyl and the Hiraeth: St David’s Day in London

This St David’s Day, Welsh men and women throughout Wales and across the world will be celebrating our unique culture and identity. Like so many proud Welshmen who have made London their home, I will experience that inevitable sense of hiraeth (or longing) this St David’s Day. Whilst no city in the world can rival London for its cultural diversity, one of its oldest communities … Continue reading The Hwyl and the Hiraeth: St David’s Day in London

Newgate Wins Best M&A or Communications in Support of a Transaction at the PRCA City and Financial Awards

Newgate Communications has been recognised for its work in support of the high-profile acquisition of Imagination Technologies by Canyon Bridge at the annual PRCA City and Financial Awards, capturing the coveted “Best M&A or Communications in Support of a Transaction” award at a black-tie event at Merchant Taylors’ Hall. Newgate devised and delivered an integrated financial, corporate and public policy communications programme in support of … Continue reading Newgate Wins Best M&A or Communications in Support of a Transaction at the PRCA City and Financial Awards

EU Withdrawal Bill: What Next?

MPs will today begin the first of eight days of Committee Stage deliberation of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The Bill repeals the 1972 European Communities Act which took the UK into the EU. It also transposes existing EU legislation into domestic UK law, to ensure a smooth transition on the day after the UK leaves the European Union. Almost 500 amendments have been tabled by … Continue reading EU Withdrawal Bill: What Next?

Has the Conservative Government slammed the door on Foreign Investment?

The UK Government has today announced proposals to strengthen scrutiny of foreign investments in the UK.  It proposes to lower the value at which Ministers can intervene and scrutinise mergers and foreign investments. The Green Paper is the result of the Government’s review of the Enterprise Act 2002 and its powers in relation to foreign investment and national security. Short Term In the short term, … Continue reading Has the Conservative Government slammed the door on Foreign Investment?

Brexit may yet unleash the Welsh Dragon’s Roar

The Referendum vote on 23 June was not a calamitous vote to self-harm as characterised by the Welsh political class, but a vote which may yet unleash the Welsh dragon’s roar. By Tomos Davies, Associate Partner and former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Wales. This St David’s Day, Welsh men and women throughout Wales and across the world will be celebrating our unique … Continue reading Brexit may yet unleash the Welsh Dragon’s Roar

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 compromised her negotiating strategy. But after her big set piece … Continue reading Theresa May sets out her Brexit stall

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