Countdown to Brexit and Beyond

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.

Who will make it to No.10? The runners and riders compared

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

And they’re off – Tory leadership runners and riders

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

The next big topic: turning up the heat on the Conservative’s climate change policy

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

When national politics becomes a local headache: Reviewing the 2019 local elections

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