Five new social media stars of the 2017 Parliament

One month on from the General Election, the new intake of MPs has had a chance to bed in. And with the pressures of campaigning behind them, their voices as MPs in office – as opposed to candidates – are starting to take shape. For parliamentarians, social media is now a legitimate channel for politicalRead more

WA Investor Services analysis of the general election result

By this point, you might think that investors would be getting used to uncertainty. Uncertainty over Brexit. Uncertainty over Scottish independence. Uncertainty over who Boris Johnson might offend next. Last night’s general election result appears to be the next chapter in this book as Theresa May squandered a 20-point lead in the polls and isRead more

Playing her hand: May’s social care gamble

I bet Theresa May would make a mean poker player. When she retires from politics I reckon she could make a tidy living amongst the bright lights of Vegas – outwitting drunk tourists with her sleight of hand. No-one expected the Prime Minister to reveal such a bold social care policy, just days after newspapersRead more

What do the local elections mean for 8th June?

The unusual sequencing of a significant set of local and regional elections coming just weeks before a general election offers us a unique chance to look for any clues as to what this may tell us about the parliamentary election results. The first point to note is that these elections only give us an indicationRead more

Taking a healthcare holiday – what I’ve learned

I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to take a healthcare break from it all? No more delayed discharge statistics, no more waiting on the Government’s response to the latest NICE consultation and no more making sure I know the latest amendments to a niche piece of secondary legislation. Last year I had theRead more

Chinese Whispers: Political murmurings and overseas investment

The latest insight from WA Investor Services 23rd June 2016 – referendum day – marked the end, or the beginning of the end, of a lot of things. Britain’s membership of the EU, of course. David Cameron’s premiership. George Osborne’s time in No. 11. Michael Gove and Boris Johnson’s friendship. Many thought it also heraldedRead more