Posts for UK

The Lib Dem’s almighty challenge to win Tory Marginals

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

The Liberal Democrats have a problem. If they want to have any serious impact at this election, they need to win back seats they lost to the Conservatives in 2015, like Eastbourne, Lewes and Yeovil. In many of these seats though, UKIP had previously polled between 10-13% of the vote. If the local elections are anything to go on, UKIP’s support will collapse and the Tories will sweep up most of their votes. Read more...

Labour Party Manifesto 2017 General Election analysis by Interel UK

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

Regardless of who leaked the draft Labour manifesto last week, it was another reminder that all is not well in the red corner. Yet over the weekend, even Labour members not overly enamoured with Corbyn’s leadership were murmuring to each other ‘there are some good policies in there actually’, because even the most Blairite amongst us are also lefties at heart. Read more...

Theresa May turns back the clock on energy policy

Thursday, 11th May 2017

Ahead of the expected publication of the Conservative manifesto next week, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would seek introduce a cap on standard variable tariffs to limit the extent to which energy firms can increase their prices for consumers Read more...

Article 50: Next steps and key players

Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May will today formally invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, notifying the European Council that the UK will be leaving the EU no later than early 2019. The declaration kicks off a two-year negotiation period during which the UK will attempt to reach agreement on the terms of its departure from, and future trading arrangements with, the EU.

The Interel team has put together the following infographics which set out both the timeline of key events between now and the point when the UK formally ceases to be a member of the EU, and an analysis of the key negotiators from the European institutions, the UK, Germany and France.
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To brief or not to brief

Monday, 13th March 2017

May you live in interesting times. On Friday Phillip Hammond must have been ruing his decision to cite Norman Lamont in his budget. This morning he must be particularly thankful that we live in a time of Brexit. Read more...