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

2017: The Year Of… Who Knows?

The blog below, written by Newgate CEO Gavin Devine, was originally published on HuffPost Politics. And so another year ends and a new one begins. And the beginning of January has brought the usual crop of ‘forward looks’ for the year. So I thought I’d follow suit, although hopefully with a new twist: I am pretty much abandoning the predictions game. As the recent rash … Continue reading 2017: The Year Of… Who Knows?

Previewing the Autumn Statement with Andrew Lilico

In anticipation of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Newgate has asked a panel of experts what they hope to hear from Philip Hammond. Andrew Lilico is Executive Director and Principal of Europe Economics Philip Hammond should be talking about the key issues; the deficit; infrastructure; housing; trade/tariffs; financial services; the CAP; and green policies more generally. On the deficit, my recommendation would be to abandon the … Continue reading Previewing the Autumn Statement with Andrew Lilico

President Trump: Reasons to be cheerful, one two three

So America has delivered the second political ‎earthquake of the year after our own excitement at the end of June. As we survey the turmoil in the markets and pick through the wreckage left by political pundits and pollsters once again crashing and burning, are there any positives at all? Surprisingly enough, given my passionate wish for a Clinton victory (or at least for a Trump … Continue reading President Trump: Reasons to be cheerful, one two three

Brexit: Now What?

So, now what? Britain has voted for Brexit. David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister. Markets are experiencing high levels of volatility and the UK is now entering a period of immense political and economic uncertainty. In these precarious times, Newgate Communications latest ‘View from the Bridge’ event attempted to provide some insight into what comes next, with an expert panel of political, financial and … Continue reading Brexit: Now What?

Brexit: what happens next if we vote to leave?

As the EU Referendum campaign enters its final phase, opinion polls are suggesting a close outcome.  A Leave vote is very much a possibility, and whilst there has been a lot of heat and noise about what this might mean, there has been little useful advice given about what would then happen in practice. In simple terms, a vote to Leave will trigger a period … Continue reading Brexit: what happens next if we vote to leave?

London after Boris – does a world class city need world class politicians?

  By Deborah Saw, Senior Partner, Newgate Communications As we squeeze ourselves onto London’s packed tube trains in the morning, attempt to walk on its crowded pavements and breathe in its polluted air Londoners might raise an ironic smile when they read of yet another survey that awards London world first rankings. Currently London is the top tourism destination for world travellers.[1]  The number one … Continue reading London after Boris – does a world class city need world class politicians?

Is Lord Hill’s appointment good news for the UK and the City of London, or an empty gesture from the EU?

The incoming European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced the allocation of Commission portfolios yesterday, and there was great surprise that Lord Hill was given a mandate for ‘financial stability, financial services and capital markets union’. David Cameron has welcomed the decision as a “great piece of news”, and the UK media is widely reporting that the outcome is a triumph, particularly in view of Cameron’s … Continue reading Is Lord Hill’s appointment good news for the UK and the City of London, or an empty gesture from the EU?