WA long read: What’s on the horizon for 2018

2017 was a political rollercoaster – a (surprise) snap general election, an even more surprising result, the formation of a Tory-DUP confidence and supply arrangement, the rise of Corbyn-mania, and sexual harassment scandals that shook all political parties in Westminster and across the devolved assemblies. To say that 2018 will be a less tumultuous yearRead more

Our top ten moments of 2017

Brexit, an election, Trump’s twitter – 2017 had it all (well for a politico at least). It has only been a year and with so much news came so many moments that WA Communications thought were worth remembering. To remind us of the great, the horrific and the just plain odd, we have put togetherRead more

Fighting talk: Where does power lie in government?

It has been a tumultuous few months in UK politics by anyone’s standards. That we’ve just witnessed the second resignation of a Cabinet minister within a week only serves to underline how difficult things have become for the government. The fundamental weakness of Theresa May’s position has been under the spotlight, as she frantically fightsRead more

Brexit briefing 14th August

What has happened in the last month? The ‘divorce bill’ has been a key feature of discussions, with a figure being floated within the UK Government of £36bn according to The Times. Labour divisions over Brexit showed. Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner set out a Brexit vision outside the Single Market and Customs Union,Read 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

Here we go again

The collective sigh that went up in all corners of the Westminster Village on Tuesday morning was audible, like the last breaths of air escaping an already deflated balloon. The prospect of another popular vote so hot on the heels of the last is a wearying one. The current crop of MPs face returning toRead more