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Why I chose a B Corp accredited political consultancy – and you should too

One of the most powerful but unusual traits in politics is consistency. The public responds to people who look like they might actually do what they say they’ll do. Unfortunately, this just as often leads to the election of ‘straight talking’ people (usually men) who simply tell whoever’s in the room what they want to hear.

Consultancies advising clients on how to engage and interact with the political process must therefore make frequent decisions about who to advise, and how to advise them, and for what purpose. There is serious temptation for boards and executives – whether in the public, private or social sector – simply to mirror back the inconsistent, irrational behaviour they see in the political sphere.

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December 5th 2022

Lodestone appoints new director

Purpose-led strategy and communications agency Lodestone has appointed Tom King as a Director. Lodestone has brought Tom on board to provide senior counsel to its growing client list, strengthen the firm’s organisational capacity, and expand...
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November 17th 2022

Bad Medicine

It was George Osborne’s genius that he was able to make a virtue of his chosen vice. For a man who ideologically desires austerity - but who is smart enough to understand that the public...
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October 24th 2022

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer

It has been a nerve wracking few days for the authors of these notes. At the end of Boris Johnson’s premiership we wrote that ‘we just don’t need to worry about Boris Johnson anymore’. For...
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October 20th 2022

Killing In The Name

Turns out she was a quitter, after-all. Liz Truss has resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party and will cease to be Prime Minister inside a week. She has done this because she was not...
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October 3rd 2022

Treading water

There is a school of thought which says that our collective reaction to ‘u-turns’ disincentivises doing the right thing and encourages a defensive, combative style of politics. If only, so this argument runs, we were...
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