Brexit: What next for the UK food and farming sector?

A Newgate event with Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development As part of its ongoing communications work on Brexit, Newgate Communications jointly hosted a breakfast seminar with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) on the post-Brexit trading and regulatory landscape for the agri-food sector. The keynote speaker was Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, who gave his observations and … Continue reading Brexit: What next for the UK food and farming sector?

Angela Merkel 3 – Martin Schulz 0

The blog below is written by Dicomm Advisors our partner agency in Berlin and one of the leading public affairs advisors in Germany. There have been three regional elections in Germany this year and the results don’t bode well for Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament, and now the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) ahead of September’s federal election. The latest … Continue reading Angela Merkel 3 – Martin Schulz 0

Talking Brexit in Berlin

Part of the Newgate public affairs team spent time in Berlin last week meeting business and political leaders to discuss Brexit.  Below we set out some of our impressions.  These are obviously in no way scientific, but they do give a flavour of the thinking in Berlin. A deep sense of loss is one way to characterise the feeling in Berlin about the UK’s departure.  … Continue reading Talking Brexit in Berlin

Never mind Brexit, be inspired

by Bob Huxford A team  from Newgate attended the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain event at the London Stock Exchange yesterday. Interestingly, the speakers at the event were full of optimism for UK business and the opportunities for growth. One significant positive on which the panel, consisting of representatives from HSBC, Cenkos, Business Growth Fund and The Telegraph, were all in agreement, was that availability … Continue reading Never mind Brexit, be inspired

The following blog was written by George Gibson, an Associate based in our Manchester office. Newgate attended the launch of the Labour Party’s General Election campaign in Manchester on Tuesday, as Jeremy Corbyn announced his vision for the country ahead of the manifesto launch. Introduced by former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh as the head of “a movement of people who give a toss about … Continue reading

Britain unbound

Britain is indisputably European. Our culture, our way of life, our main religion, our history and, for most of us, our heritage are all European. And yet our experiment at European integration which began in 1972 will begin to draw to a close today when the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, delivers a letter to the President of the European … Continue reading Britain unbound

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

Worried about Trump, Le Pen is worse

Earlier this week I joined a debate, hosted by Roxhill Media and Herbert Smith Freehills, on how the events of 2016 should inform how companies communicate in 2017. A strong panel of Iain Dey, business editor of the Sunday Times, Dan Roberts, who has the interesting role of Brexit editor at The Guardian, and Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist, gave us a few … Continue reading Worried about Trump, Le Pen is worse

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles: Boom Time In Brexit Britain

The article below, written by Newgate’s CEO Gavin Devine, originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Anyone who spends time on Twitter these days will have seen a huge number of tweets from Brexiteers cheering every upward revision of the UK’s economic forecasts and demanding to know what happened to Project Fear. In this narrative, the vote on 23 June has already unleashed a wave of exuberance … Continue reading I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles: Boom Time In Brexit Britain

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