With Boris Johnson having been announced as PM, minds now turn to what happens next and the period leading up to 31st October – Deal or No Deal? WA has put together a Countdown to Brexit and Beyond – the key dates and milestones you need to help you understand where we go from here.
We are on the eve of a Boris Johnson government. In the context of the many challenges it faces, WA is scenario planning around whether it succeeds or fails. Yesterday we published our thoughts on what a Johnson government might look like, if it succeeds. Here are our thoughts on what a Johnson government mayRead more
We are on the eve of a Boris Johnson government. In the context of the many challenges it faces, WA is scenario planning around whether it succeeds or fails. Here are our thoughts on what a Johnson government may look like, if it succeeds. In the next couple of days, we’ll provide an alternative analysisRead more
As you’ll have seen, the WA team has developed a runners and riders guide to help you understand the different approaches of the candidates, and the likelihood of their campaigns being a success. We’ll be regularly updating this as the campaigns progress, policy platforms are developed, and the field narrows. In the meantime, for thoseRead more
The results of the final round of voting amongst the Conservative parliamentary party are in, and the head-to-head contest will be between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Amid accusations from Michael Gove’s supporters that Johnson’s team engaged in dirty tricks to force him out of the contest, Hunt beat Gove by just two votes toRead more
Theresa May’s speech yesterday afternoon represented a last roll of the dice, gambling on cobbling together a cross party consensus to land a Brexit deal. It is clear this morning that this has manifestly failed. The headlines will make for painful reading in Number 10. The ‘new’ deal has been resoundingly rejected by all ofRead more
There’s a new kid on the block in UK politics. Climate change and the demand for radical, green policies has burst onto the political stage and into our discourse in recent weeks. This has been driven by the Extinction Rebellion protests which took over London in a huge display of civil disobedience, capturing the eyeRead more
Local elections often don’t capture the political imagination. Expectations are managed and met, spokespeople proclaim that there are nuanced or local factors at play to explain results, and then we return to the Westminster bubble. While some of this may be true in the 2019 local elections, the timing of the election and its scaleRead more