New home, same Brexit – WA’s office warming party

Last night, we marked the next milestone in our development – moving in to our new offices at Artillery House in Victoria. WA is cementing itself as the consultancy of choice for organisations with complex reputational, policy and regulatory issues, and has experience sustained year-on-year growth and our new office is the latest sign ofRead more

2019: So, what happens next?

Bandwidth problem A cross-party group of MPs recently warned that Brexit was “sucking the life” out of Theresa’s May government. They are right: this week David Lidington, May’s de facto deputy PM, is tasked with finding policies that can be ditched so government and the civil service can focus on no deal planning. Escalating fearsRead more

May survives the twelfth day of Christmas as her Brexit deal hangs by a thread

As the carol goes, the twelfth day of Christmas is usually associated with the sound of drummers drumming. However, in this extraordinarily chaotic year, it is no surprise to learn that the drummers were replaced by relieved Conservative MPs, banging desks in relief as Theresa May faced down a vote of no confidence in herRead more

Brexit: end game for May or end of the beginning?

With events moving fast in Westminster today, the WA team set out our take on the challenges facing the Prime Minister. Further updates will follow as the situation develops. After two years of negotiation and speculation, Theresa May has finally delivered a draft Withdrawal Agreement text. The Prime Minister has tied the future of herRead more

Deal or no deal? Theresa May faces rebels as withdrawal agreement talks stall at “95 per cent” complete

Negotiations with the EU have stalled after Prime Minister Theresa May offered “nothing new,” according to the President of the European Parliament, in a presentation to EU leaders at the October summit on Brexit. EU leaders decided not to call for a further summit in November as not enough progress had been made in negotiations,Read more