News & Insights  |  Posted February 22, 2024

Six things the Gaza Row shows us about this parliament

Pressure is intensifying for House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, to go. 56˚ North Partner Gavin Shuker explores why chaos reigning at Westminster rarely rewards the incumbent party.

Pressure is intensifying for House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, to go. 56˚ North Partner Gavin Shuker explores why chaos reigning at Westminster rarely rewards the incumbent party.

Lindsay Hoyle sitting in House of Commons

News & Insights  |  Posted December 8, 2023

Its love for Labour was long lost but is Scotland now finally falling back into the party’s arms?

Labour’s UK poll lead may look impregnable but within those numbers lie many hurdles they still need to overcome. Managing Partner John Penman looks at why Scotland is becoming increasingly important to the party ahead of the next General Election.

Labour’s UK poll lead may look impregnable but within those numbers lie many hurdles they still need to overcome. Managing Partner John Penman looks at why Scotland is becoming increasingly important to the party ahead of the next General Election.

Alistair Darling's official portrait from 2007

News & Insights  |  Posted November 17, 2023

Cameron’s comeback: A gambit fraught with risk and reward, overshadowed by petulance

While Suella Braverman’s essay on “What the PM Promised Me” caused the biggest stir post-reshuffle, it is David Cameron’s unexpected return to the political stage that requires more investigating. Arron Gatley assesses some of the key factors that will determine whether Rishi Sunak’s political gamble will pay off.

While Suella Braverman’s essay on “What the PM Promised Me” caused the biggest stir post-reshuffle, it is David Cameron’s unexpected return to the political stage that requires more investigating. Arron Gatley assesses some of the key factors that will determine whether Rishi Sunak’s political gamble will pay off.

David Cameron and Rishi Sunack

News & Insights  |  Posted October 13, 2023

The heir to Blair or the new John Smith?

With Labour having packed up in Liverpool and we reach the final stages of party conference season, John Penman takes a look at whether Keir Starmer’s approach to making Labour electable echoes that of Tony Blair or the best Prime Minister the country never had.

With Labour having packed up in Liverpool and we reach the final stages of party conference season, John Penman takes a look at whether Keir Starmer’s approach to making Labour electable echoes that of Tony Blair or the best Prime Minister the country never had.

Keir Starmer, Labour leader with Tony Blair and John Smith.

News & Insights  |  Posted October 5, 2023

Navigating the Future: Unpacking the Conservative Party’s Evolving Relationship with Business

The Conservatives are vying for the title of “party of business” in preparation for the upcoming General Election. Director Arron Gatley looks at the challenges ahead.

The Conservatives are vying for the title of “party of business” in preparation for the upcoming General Election. Director Arron Gatley looks at the challenges ahead.

Rishi Sunak speaks at the Conservative party conference 2023.

News & Insights  |  Posted July 10, 2023

Artificial Truths? AI and the Future of Politics

Could AI be the next thing to further toxify our politics or is it a great opportunity to improve the level of debate? Liam Smith takes a look underneath the AI bonnet and considers what it may all mean.

Could AI be the next thing to further toxify our politics or is it a great opportunity to improve the level of debate? Liam Smith takes a look underneath the AI bonnet and considers what it may all mean.

ChatGPT is the latest AI software to become widely available to the public

News & Insights  |  Posted April 28, 2023

Nothing to see here: Senior SNP figures meet for a pint during party crisis

The SNP is in a crisis, but trying to smooth things over by posing for a chummy photograph has led to ridicule on social media. John Penman, Partner, looks at some of the best, and worst, ways to handle a crisis. 

The SNP is in a crisis, but trying to smooth things over by posing for a chummy photograph has led to ridicule on social media. John Penman, Partner, looks at some of the best, and worst, ways to handle a crisis. 

Stephen Flynn and Ian Blackford sharing a drink as the SNP is in Crisis