Public problems

By Tom Jones Anti-social behaviour has become a major problem across Manchester and, following increasing reports from concerned residents, Manchester City Council has decided to seek public feedback on a new City Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). If adopted the PSPO would cover the city centre areas of Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, Piccadilly and the…

Brexit – A Very British Coup

Written by Dafydd Rees Politics has never shown itself to be more stubborn or sly, so why is business not more publicly concerned or the markets in meltdown? Could it be because we are all living in a state of collective denial about the momentous events taking place at Westminster. And there lies the danger….

What does 2019 have in store for the City?

A look ahead at 2019 by Newgate’s Gareth Jones and Henry Adefope. Introduction: A challenging year Will 2019 prove to be another challenging year for UK financial services? For those involved in banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, the upcoming political and regulatory agenda suggests it will be. A year of potential disruption is…

Political Briefing: December 2018

Political Briefing from Newgate’s public affairs team Based on what we know today, Theresa May will be unable to win majority support in the House of Commons for the deal that she has negotiated with the European Commission. The legal situation, however, is clear; under Article 50 and the domestic legislation connected to it, the…

We’re in a mess. Is there a way out?

By Dafydd Rees Theresa May’s plan for leaving the EU has taken two years to put together. It has taken 48 hours for it to fall apart. Despite the confidence of many Brexiteers during the 2016 Referendum Campaign, leaving the EU was always going to be a painful and protracted process. But now we are…

Brexit deal: What happens now?

By Gareth Jones, Associate Partner In dramatic circumstances, a spate of Cabinet and ministerial resignations have taken place this morning – including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey. This comes less than 24 hours after the Prime Minister had presented the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, seemingly with agreement from her…

Redleaf rebrands as Newgate

Today, Porta Communications Plc announced that its 100% owned subsidiary, Redleaf Communications, has been fully integrated into its global strategic communications agency, Newgate Communications and will now operate under that brand. The agency operates in 16 offices across 7 countries offering consultancy in areas such as public affairs, digital, research, financial and professional services, community…

When will politics return to normal?

Both the main political parties in Britain appear to be close to tearing themselves apart. Will politics ever return to ‘normal’ or is political balance behind us forever? The Parliamentary Labour Party is at very considerable odds with both the leadership and most of Labour’s members.  While Theresa May and most of her loyal MPs…