Posts for UK

The Queen’s Speech: what was included, what was left out, and what happens next?

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

For months we’ve been told to expect a ‘Brexit Queen’s Speech’ – an agenda so focused on Brexit that all other legislation becomes secondary. Whilst domestic legislation has not been neglected altogether, with Bills on tackling domestic abuse, reforming the courts, and a consultation on social care, this Queen’s Speech was indeed very much focused on Brexit legislation. Read more...

Post-Election analysis

Thursday, 15th June 2017

As we take stock of last week's shock General Election result and the pieces fall into place, Interel has provided an analysis of events over the last few days and look at what is likely to unfold in the coming days and weeks. Read more...

The five scenarios we could wake up to after the General Election

Thursday, 08th June 2017

Right now, filed somewhere in a Civil Service cabinet in Whitehall, is a folder containing several envelopes, all detailing the different scenarios that could come from the General Election result. Although Interel has not yet been tasked with running the Government, it is worth going through what the different scenarios could be, and what their political consequences might be. Read more...

The SNP Manifesto: extensive, expensive and arguably unachievable?

Tuesday, 30th May 2017

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be feeling quite good this afternoon; she has just launched her party’s manifesto to a crowd of the party faithful in Perth which set out her anti-austerity agenda for Scotland, promising fairer taxes, tackling inequality and granting more powers to the Scottish Parliament. However, this was all very predictable and all entirely uncosted. Chinks are beginning to show in the SNP’s glimmering tartan armour. Read more...

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...