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February 9th 2023

What does 2023 hold for technology

Jo Dalton, Associate Director at Lodestone and former Political Secretary to Lord Tom Watson (during his time as Deputy Leader and Shadow SoS for DCMS), gives her take on the outlook for technology this year...
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February 7th 2023

Standing in the way of control

Last week, the authors of these notes stated that, ‘the Government isn’t working’. Unexpectedly, Rishi Sunak has today announced that he agrees. Rather than simply reshuffle his ministers, the Prime Minister has decided on a...
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February 3rd 2023

Working 9 to 5

Britain isn’t working. This week teachers joined the long list of workers - train drivers, paramedics, nurses, bus drivers and more - who have downed tools to demand wage rises that compensate for rampant inflation...
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January 23rd 2023

What does 2023 hold for health?

Jack Bell, Account Director at Lodestone, gives his take on the outlook for health this year. Having guided our clients through the turbulence of 2022, Lodestone’s team is well-placed to judge the key opportunities and...
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January 20th 2023

Highway to Hell

Buckle up, ladies and gents, for a bumpier than expected ride in Rishi Sunak’s stretch limo tour of the Red Wall. This week was supposed to be the Prime Minister’s big chance to hand out...
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January 5th 2023

What I Go To School For

Yesterday, a grateful nation heard from peppy youth pastor Rishi Sunak. Today it was the turn of exasperated headmaster Keir Starmer to lay out his stall for 2023. Shirt-sleeves rolled up, stern face on, GCSE...
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January 4th 2023

Take Me To Church

The curate stepped up to the pulpit and surveyed his congregation. He had dreamed of this moment, of course. Trained for it. Practiced in front of the mirror. But it had come a little quicker...
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December 19th 2022

Lodestone's Festive Favourites 2022

We’ve had a busy and exciting year at Lodestone, working for more clients than ever before and seeing real impact. But there’s nothing like winding down for Christmas, perhaps with a glass of Never Say...
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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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