Event round-up: The View from the Bridge January 2018

Our latest View from the Bridge saw three expert speakers sharing what they think is going to happen in 2018. Is it going to be, ‘the year of living dangerously,’ or is that too pessimistic? Gina Miller (transparency campaigner and thorn-in-the-side of the government on Brexit), Anne McElvoy (Senior Editor at the Economist) and George Buckley (Chief UK Economist at Nomura) ‎took up the challenge. … Continue reading Event round-up: The View from the Bridge January 2018

@realDonaldTrump’s Twitter Diplomacy

By Andras Juhasz Twitter played an important role in Donald Trump`s election campaign with his spontaneous, frank and occasionally over-the-top tweets that energised his followers and generated headlines in the US and beyond. Since election night, the President-elect`s Twitter account has also attracted a different kind of audience: diplomats all over the world have clicked the “follow” button in hope of getting clues to his … Continue reading @realDonaldTrump’s Twitter Diplomacy

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?

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?

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?

­­The Internet – creator and destroyer of reputations

The digital revolution has opened up a raft of opportunities for organisations and individuals. It has created megabrands such as Google and Facebook and a generation of new entrepreneurs but it has also exposed us to much greater reputational risks. At our latest View from the Bridge event ‘The Internet – creator and destroyer of reputations’, we asked a panel of experts what steps could … Continue reading ­­The Internet – creator and destroyer of reputations

Cameron favourite in “too close to call” election

David Cameron is likely to stay in Downing Street, according to the attendees at last night’s ‘The View from The Bridge’ debate on the General Election, held at Newgate Communications. After a lively and informed discussion led by the three speakers – Anne McElvoy (Public Policy Editor at The Economist), Peter Riddell (Director of the Institute for Government) and Melanie Baker (Senior UK Economist, Morgan … Continue reading Cameron favourite in “too close to call” election

Businesses should be making contingency plans for a Miliband Government in 2015, but if Scotland votes for independence next week, all bets are off…

That was the advice from political journalist of the year, Fraser Nelson, speaking at Newgate Communications latest ‘View from the Bridge’ panel event on the upcoming general election and its possible consequences. Along with leading economist, Andrew Sentance (Senior Economic Adviser to PwC and former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member) and leading political pollster Ben Page (Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI), the panel … Continue reading Businesses should be making contingency plans for a Miliband Government in 2015, but if Scotland votes for independence next week, all bets are off…

We still need to talk about Nigel

Even though the prospective referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU is still over three years away, politicians and business representatives are already gearing up for the fight to come. At least that is the impression which any observer of Monday’s panel debate on ‘the City and the EU: better in or out?’ held at Fishmongers’ Hall in the City of London, would undoubtedly have … Continue reading We still need to talk about Nigel

We need to talk about Nigel…

In little more than four months from now, the UK’s major political parties risk being engulfed in a monumental political  firestorm that will stress-test their readiness for next year’s general election. Over the period covering 22 to 25 May, EU voters go to the polls to elect 766 members of the European Parliament. 73 of them will hail from the United Kingdom. Strangely, though, most … Continue reading We need to talk about Nigel…