Posts for UK

Are Labour on to a winning formula with re-nationalisation?

Monday, 12th February 2018

Over the weekend we heard more about the Labour Party’s plans to bring key services back into the public sector, including the railways and utilities such as the water and energy markets. Speaking at Labour’s "alternative models of ownership" conference, Corbyn and McDonnell ramped up their party’s rhetoric on the issue, saying that a future Labour Government would be part of a global "wave of change" and that the public ownership of the energy companies in particular was needed in order to avoid a “climate catastrophe”. Read more...

The digital world of local politics

Friday, 02nd February 2018

Social media usage in Westminster took on a curious twist this week, with consultants and reporters all having a go on the brand new Matt Hancock app, launched unsurprisingly by the Culture Secretary to help him connect with voters in his constituency. Read more...

Interel UK Christmas Quiz 2017

Thursday, 21st December 2017

With the holidays almost upon us we take a look back at the biggest and smallest moments of this rollercoaster year in UK politics, in this year's Christmas Quiz. Read more...

Insights from our Budget briefing with Nicky Morgan MP

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

This morning, Interel hosted a Budget briefing with the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan MP, and George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times.

The speakers joined Interel’s network of business leaders, to discuss what the Budget will mean for the economy, politics and Brexit.

Here are the top ten takeaways from the discussion: Read more...

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...