A momentous decision has been made, or has it?

A momentous decision has been made, or has it?

When David Cameron commissioned Sir Howard Davies in 2012 he must have thought that 2015 seemed a long way away, and he may have imagined that it would be Ed Miliband making the decision on Heathrow expansion or he would at least have Liberal Democrats in his Government to blame for his hands being tied. Read more

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Connect’s 2015 Queen’s Speech Briefing

Connect’s 2015 Queen’s Speech Briefing

The 2015 Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2015. It is David Cameron’s fifth Queen’s Speech as Prime Minister but the first wholly Conservative Queen’s Speech since John Major’s final Parliament as Prime Minister in October 1996. Connect’s Queen’s Speech Briefing sets out some of the Bills that could be included as well as any potential barriers to their becoming law. Read more

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No surprises, no rabbits, no interest… Budget 2015

No surprises, no rabbits, no interest… Budget 2015

50 days to go until the Election and we have the final Budget of the Coalition. For all the speculation of whether the Chancellor would stand by his ‘no gimmicks, no giveaways’ stance, a complete absence of rabbits means that those hoping to make money from copyrights of rabbit photographs will not benefit from this Budget. However, many on the lowest incomes, we’re told, will. So close to the election this had to be a Budget for everyone, which ultimately meant it was a little boring, aside from George Osborne’s superb joke about Ed Miliband’s fridges. Read more

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Boris finally ends the speculation about his future. If only…

Boris finally ends the speculation about his future. If only…

Boris Johnson finally confirmed today that he will run for Parliament at next year’s general election, acknowledging that “I can’t endlessly go on dodging these questions as I’ve tried to do.”

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Reshuffle 2014: A new generation

Reshuffle 2014: A new generation

Yesterday’s reshuffle was always expected to be more substantial than the minor rejigs in 2012 and 2013, but the scale of change took everyone in Westminster by surprise.

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