Connect’s silly season round-up

Connect’s silly season round-up

Silly season is the glorious summer period in which politicians are dispatched on their holidays, and lobby journalists scrabble around for something, anything to fill the news. In the south of France, MPs quake in their flip flops at the thought of a two-page spread on whether they are “beach body ready”; in the UK, their pets hold a new fascination for the public. Read more

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“Too much politics” is set to continue with Parliament resuming today –  four key Parliamentary dates before Christmas

“Too much politics” is set to continue with Parliament resuming today – four key Parliamentary dates before Christmas

Saturday September 24

The result of the Labour leadership contest may now be predictable – Jeremy Corbyn is odds on favourite  – but what happens after that is far less so. Will Jeremy reach out and form an inclusive Shadow Cabinet? Will he be able to?

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Jo Cox: the MP who spoke first of unity has united us all

Jo Cox: the MP who spoke first of unity has united us all

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments. The original article can be found here.

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Queen’s Speech 2016: the agenda hidden behind the EU debate

Queen’s Speech 2016: the agenda hidden behind the EU debate

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on today’s Queen’s speech and the agenda hidden behind the EU debate. The original article can be found here.

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Connect’s 2016 Queen’s Speech Briefing

Connect’s 2016 Queen’s Speech Briefing

On Wednesday 18 May 2016 the Government will unveil its second Queen’s Speech since the 2015 General Election. Connect’s briefing provides an overview of some of the Bills that may be included in the speech and their likely content. Read more

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Elections and other serious business

Elections and other serious business

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments, including elections, the Housing and Planning Bill and Wednesday’s PMQs. The original article can be found here.

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Budget 2016: Connect’s Budget Briefing

Budget 2016: Connect’s Budget Briefing

With the EU Referendum looming and Conservative divisions playing out daily in the media and Parliament, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne faces a real challenge to grab the headlines with this Budget.

Download the full Connect Budget briefing here. Read more

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Implications for business of Brexit  – British exit from the EU following the 23rd June referendum

Implications for business of Brexit – British exit from the EU following the 23rd June referendum

There will be huge implications for business if Britain exits from the EU following the 23rd June referendum.

The date has been set, the main political players have chosen sides, and the opinion polls are volatile. The outcome of the referendum vote is very unpredictable at this stage and UK businesses should start to prepare. Read more

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The results are in, and the verdict is… good, but could do better

The results are in, and the verdict is… good, but could do better

This week the powerful Communities and Local Government Select Committee published its findings Devolution: the next five years and beyond after hearing evidence from a range of key devolution players including the interim Manchester mayor Tony Lloyd, Liverpool’s mighty mayor Joe Anderson, London’s Sir Eddie Lister, and Devo Minister James Wharton. What was the Committee’s verdict on the success of the Government’s devolution plans?
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Headlines, puns and infighting

Headlines, puns and infighting

Connect Account Manager James Moseley writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments as Jeremy Corbyn talks Trident and the Falklands, Parliament debates Donald Trump, and infighting spreads through the Leave campaign and Labour HQ. The original article can be found here.

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