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We will be providing regular updates on the latest Government advice and actions to deal with the Coronavirus crisis through our eNewsletter ‘Newgate News’.  To subscribe email hello@newgatecomms.com We’ll have a personal report from a Newgate colleague around the world and suggest key social media accounts that you may wish to follow.  With so many people…

Is it one rule for them and another for us?

By Simon Gentry, Newgate Public Affairs A promised revolution in skills and training, delivered at a time when thousands of university students are quite literally locked up, public annoyance about pubs being closed while the Parliament’s in-house pubs stay open, and patchy lockdown rules that confuse even the Prime Minister.  Another day in the hurly-burly…

US braced for first TV debate

By Phil Elwood, Managing Director, SEC Newgate, Washington DC This weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump foreshadowed the kind of incendiary, low-brow rhetoric that will surely be on display this evening during the first of three presidential debates with former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump tweeted a challenge to the Democratic nominee suggesting they take drug…

The Battle for the BBC

By Robin Tozer, Partner Across the Atlantic, a battle is raging between liberals and conservatives over a vacant seat on the Supreme Court. At stake it is said is the future direction of the US on hotly contested issues such as abortion. Conservatives could overturn the supposed liberal consensus of the last half-century.   On this…

Letter from… Casablanca

By Driss Benhima, Cambre Associates Morocco, The atmosphere is gloomy. After successfully weathering the first six months of the health crisis in comparison with most of the world’s countries, thanks to strong and centralized measures, Morocco expected a return to normal life by the beginning of autumn. While the containment measures were restrictive and time-consuming,…

The other problem with Covid

By Ian Silvera, Account Director You just can’t get away from the fact health and wealth are interlinked statuses, another element of our lives catalysed by the coronavirus pandemic. A new study from Harvard University and NPR, of 3,500 American households in July and early August, shed lights on the situation in the pre-general election…

UK and Scottish Governments under pressure on rules for university students

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs With university terms beginning, students have found themselves subject to increasingly tight restrictions on their movements and how they participate in their courses. About 40 universities across the UK have now reported coronavirus cases and thousands of students are self-isolating. Last Thursday, Scottish universities banned students from all socialising…

Letter from… Devon

By Drew Aspinwall I have written previously in Newgate News about how the lockdown impacted the tourism sector in the South West. Whilst there was brief rally in activity during August, with people desperate for a change of scene, for the most part it won’t have been enough to have steadied the ship. Now, in…

TV news set for foxy refresh

By Jamie Williams, Senior Executive One in four Brits would like to see a Fox News-style opinionated current affairs TV station in the UK. That is according to a YouGov poll released earlier this month. Demand has been driven in recent years by the growing distrust of the BBC amongst sections of the British public,…

Viable support for viable jobs: why the Chancellor is shifting his stance

By Chris White and Christine Quigley, Newington Public Affairs The Chancellor had a difficult job today – support those affected by the second wave, whilst accepting that the immense burden on the exchequer is simply not sustainable.  He was clear that the Government’s priority is to support “viable jobs that provide genuine security,” accepting that…

Back at work after my Covid maternity leave

By Sara Neidle Maternity was not what I expected second time around. Typically, taking time off work to look after a new baby should be a time for any parent to cherish. It’s a time to bond with your new born child instead with coronavirus restrictions having dominated our day-to-day life, maternity leave looked very…