Life after office: Living on the fringe or having a ball?

We’ve all had it. Sat in the day job wondering if you were made for something different. Maybe you are the funny one in the office and think you could make it in comedy, or you fancy yourself to be an author? People tend not to indulge these flights of fancy. However, the upheaval thatRead more

Have your trade and eat it

In an attempt to move Brexit talks along, the UK government has released a series of position papers outlining its stance on issues crucial to negotiations. The papers range in topic (and depth) and have so far received a mixed response from policy makers and business leaders alike. For the UK investment market, one ofRead more

Top 10 Comms Catastrophes of the Season

It’s silly season, and politics is – supposedly – taking a break for summer. So, no more slip ups, PR gaffes or embarrassing u-turns, right? Wrong. Despite decades to fine tune the art of communication, we still see companies spending thousands on advertising campaigns only for them to end in humiliating, and often highly amusing,Read more

Shuffle the pack or stack the deck? What to watch for in a reshuffle

Big, life changing events can inspire people to clean house and start again. Not so for Theresa May when the Conservatives limped over the finish line in June – fearing the repercussions of too much change, she opted instead to keep a largely identical cabinet in place. Recently, however, reports of an impending reshuffle haveRead more

Moggmentum, Moggmania, Moggles: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s true blue vision for the Conservative Party

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a politically-minded man in possession of a growing grassroots movement must be in want of a leadership bid? Well, in the words of Jacob Rees-Mogg himself, he wants to be a “servant of the Conservative Party, not its master”, but still has a vision for how the ConservativeRead more

Brexit briefing 14th August

What has happened in the last month? The ‘divorce bill’ has been a key feature of discussions, with a figure being floated within the UK Government of £36bn according to The Times. Labour divisions over Brexit showed. Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner set out a Brexit vision outside the Single Market and Customs Union,Read more

Scots on the rocks: Independence and the SNP

If you are suffering election fatigue, spare a thought for Scotland. Since 2014 Scotland has held one important vote after another with the independence referendum in 2014, the general election in 2015, the EU referendum and Scottish parliamentary elections in 2016, and local elections and a fresh general election in 2017. Over this period weRead more