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The aftermath of the EU referendum: update and next steps27th June 2016 · By Angus Hill
The implications of the referendum result have continued to develop throughout the weekend. As well as the immediate consequences, the wider political, economic and constitutional ramifications have become somewhat clearer. The political environment continues to develop rapidly, and we will see further changes that will have implications for UK policymaking over the coming days and […]
Brexit – What now, what next?24th June 2016 · By Dominic Church
News that the UK had voted to leave the European Union set off a domino effect across Westminster, the devolved nations, Europe and the rest of the world. The political, social and economic implications of the decision will be far-reaching and long lasting. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will not happen immediately, with […]
Brexit and Article 50 – a ticking time-bomb?24th June 2016 · By Nicholas Charalambides
Brexit has come as a systemic shock to the European Union. The immediate question is – what next for the UK? David Cameron announced his resignation this morning and stated that a new Prime Minister would be in place by Conservative party conference in October. However, he assumes that this new Prime Minister would be […]
The Week in Westminster: UK and Cameron out24th June 2016 · By Simon Darby
It goes without saying that one event has dominated Westminster this week, culminating in this morning’s dramatic 52:48 result in favour of leaving the EU. A week that began in sombre mood with MPs recalled to Parliament to remember Jo Cox has ended in dramatic and uncertain fashion with the resignation of David Cameron as […]
Brexit wins, Cameron to stand down24th June 2016 · By Dominic Church
Vote Leave has officially won the referendum by 52% to 48%, and David Cameron has announced he will resign after a “period of stability”. Clearly this is news of enormous significance. The next few weeks and months will see major changes in politics, impacting all areas of policy, business and the economy. Westminster Advisers will […]
Brexit and Higher Education: A sector in disarray?20th June 2016 · By Nicholas Charalambides
As polling day draws closer, the EU Referendum is still anyone’s game. Unsurprisingly, debate has predominantly focused on the headline-grabbing issues of immigration, the economy, and sovereignty. Yet this has meant less centre-stage issues, which are equally as affected by EU membership, have been overlooked. Brexit’s impact on the higher education (HE) sector is one […]
Our healthcare game of poker – WA at the NHS Confederation Conference 201617th June 2016 · By Jenny Ousbey
This is the ‘re-set’ year. The year the NHS must get to grips with the financial hand it’s been dealt. This was the message from the NHS’s big chiefs to delegates at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference this week. In short, there will be no more money, so the sector must get on with the […]
Academies for all?6th June 2016 · By Rebecca Brake
Michael Gove was no stranger to controversy during his time as Education Secretary. The debate on education policy over the last few months suggests that his successor, Nicky Morgan, may prove to be equally divisive. Most recently, government policy on academies has proved particularly contentious. Yet, in reality, apparent government backtracking may turn out to […]
Leave supporters are more vocal, but Remain has the most influence online1st June 2016 · By Dominic Church
Today Westminster Advisers is launching the UK Political Web Observatory – an interactive, online map of over 800 politically influential websites in the UK. We’ve been working closely with social media intelligence company Linkfluence and Dr Nick Anstead from the LSE to create this exciting new tool. The Observatory allows users to explore the relationships […]
A reunifying Queen’s Speech?19th May 2016 · By Simon Darby
Yesterday’s Queen’s Speech was aimed at presenting Cameron’s government as a ‘one-nation’ Conservative administration. With the party leadership bruised by rebellions and referendum strife, this was an opportunity to reset the agenda. 21 Bills were announced with a focus on delivering a programme of social reform. This included measures to improve adoption, reform higher education, […]
EU referendum all-nighter? Better to Leave the sofa and Remain in bed18th May 2016 · By Nicholas Charalambides
It’s 10pm on the 23rd June 2016, and every household in the UK is settling down in their living rooms to watch a rollercoaster ride of EU referendum results from David Dimbleby et al. Something else that you can file under “political pipe dreams” may be knowing the result of the referendum at a reasonable […]
Westminster Advisers hires Head of Government Affairs at Energy UK17th May 2016 · By Dominic Church
Westminster Advisers has announced it has hired Mark Cazaly to support the continued growth of its financial services and energy practices. Mark leaves his current role as Head of Government Affairs at Energy UK to take up his new post at Westminster Advisers as an Account Director in June. As a senior consultant in the […]