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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Back in October, Rishi Sunak claimed - to a slightly baffled Conservative Party Conference audience - that his government was a change government. Politics had been broken for thirty years. Rishi and his band of merry misfits were going to rip up the rule book and sort it all out.

That was a long time ago, in political terms anyway. Today, Rishi Sunak brought former PM and godfather of both austerity (intentionally) and Brexit (accidentally) back as his Foreign Secretary. This begs a number of questions, to say the least.

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September 20th 2016

The Political Party Conferences 2016

The Labour Party will open their conference in Liverpool on Sunday 25 September, the day after the result of the leadership election has been announced. Jeremy Corbyn is widely expected to win re-election by a...
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July 14th 2016

Taking Care of Business

Theresa May has taken to power like the proverbial duck to water - demonstrating a grip on her party and on her agenda that has surprised many of her colleagues. It is important to...
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July 11th 2016

She Stoops to Conquer

Theresa May's confident ascent to Britain's highest political office has sometimes seemed unstoppable these last few days. Indeed, as Andrea Leadsom quit the race - after a disastrous and rancorous weekend - she and her...
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July 7th 2016

Lodestone Teams Up with Energy Expert Neil Stockley

Strategic communications and public affairs consultancy Lodestone has signed up energy and environment specialist Neil Stockley to join its network of associates. Over the last eighteen years, Neil has provided public affairs and communications counsel...
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June 28th 2016

Memo from Brussels: Article 50

Parting is such sweet sorrow, said Juliet to Romeo in Shakespeare’s eponymous play. But they were in love – the same cannot be said for the EU and the UK, whose fractious relationship could...
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June 24th 2016

All Over Now

With the victory of Vote Leave in the referendum we are living in a political world turned upside down. Nigel Farage has had his Triumph and the political establishment has been dealt a mighty...
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