Gone by Christmas. But which one?

Theresa May is doomed. Probably. Possibly. Having lost her parliamentary majority in the biggest political gamble since the Brexit referendum, it seemed to be a matter of months, even weeks, until there was a new face in Downing Street. And yet she remains, seemingly with plans to govern for a full term. Theresa May needRead more

Copy & paste: the Brexit Bills begin

The government yesterday took a significant step in the process of taking the UK out of the European Union, publishing its first major Brexit Bill. The much-anticipated Repeal Bill, now formally known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, received its first reading in the House of Commons.   Described as the Prime Minister’s “flagship BrexitRead more

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices: Good Work?

Matthew Taylor called his review “Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices” but many are asking if that colon ought to have been a question mark. The review appears to be equally unpopular with unions and businesses alike, while many of the recommendations have been met with shrugged shoulders. Its inconclusive nature hasRead more

Has Twitter use among politicians hit a plateau?

It’s been a rollercoaster over at Twitter. The last decade has taken the micro-blogging platform from relative anonymity to POTUS’s most trusted media platform. However, in parallel, the growth in its user base has significantly slowed in the last three years. Today, estimates suggest 45% of UK internet users actively use Twitter, far behind theRead more

WA Queen’s Speech analysis: A right royal mess?

The government’s legislative programme for the next two years was announced at the Queen’s Speech a short time ago.  The unusually extended (two year) parliamentary session testifies to the size of the Brexit task, with complex and controversial legislation demanding extra time and careful scheduling to move through Parliament.  The speech itself had been delayedRead more

The new cabinet – WA wallchart

Theresa May’s new cabinet is perhaps not exactly what she was hoping it would be. Pre-election speculation had indicated that May was keen to make some significant changes – including perhaps changing her Chancellor. Now in a significantly weaker position, she’s had little choice but to keep most of her cabinet in place. With theRead more

The UK election result and what it means for competition in the retail energy market

The General Election campaign was hardly short of energy policies and several pages of party manifestos were dedicated to the parties’ respective plans for the sector. The Conservatives may have fallen short of an overall majority, but they look set to form a government with support from the DUP, so their manifesto still provides theRead more