Cummings roadtrip didn’t need to become the only story in town

By Giles Croot, Managing Partner How did the Government machine so spectacularly fail to manage the story about Dominic Cummings trip to Durham?  It’s said that “a lie is half way around the world before the truth has got its shoes on”… but in this case the “truth” – or to be more accurate Dominic…

Trading in a new world order

By Austyn Close, Senior Executive Free global markets have come under pressure in the past few years, with President Trump in the White House and increasing concern about China’s position and practices. A phantom trade war between the two economic powerhouses has characterised a landscape which can be described as a Cold War 2.0. The…

Letter from… Manchester

By Chris Midgley, Account Director It appears despite Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham’s insistence that the region must lift the lockdown at a slower pace than London, some Manchester residents disagree. Local media picked up on social media posts showing hundreds of young people enjoying a street party in the city’s famous Ancoats neighbourhood,…

Home Secretary announces new quarantine rules for international arrivals

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs Home Secretary Priti Patel announced new temporary public health restrictions at UK borders, requiring from 8 June, new international arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days when they enter the UK. She stated that this was now the time to bring these measures, as imported cases could begin to pose…

Remember Me: St Paul’s amplifies stories over stats

By Ian Silvera, Account Director As we’re bombarded with Covid-19-related facts, figures and data every day, there is a risk that the human toll of the pandemic gets lost in the numbers. That data, after all, is blunt: it only tells us whether someone has died, survived or is still at risk from the novel…

Human connections will still count in a socially-distanced hospitality sector

By Ian Morris, Partner The Spring Bank Holiday weekend would normally see Britain’s holiday destinations buzzing with tourists, but with reopening of hotels, holiday parks and tourist attractions not due to take place before 4th July, the mood will be muted in the hospitality sector. Lockdown rules are slowly starting to relax in tourist destinations across…

Australia shows the challenges faced in reopening borders

By Tom Carnegie, Consultant Australia is one of the lucky countries that has managed to get on top of COVID 19 early. As the nation continues to relax its restrictive measures, one major issue is the freedom of travel both domestically and internationally. Newgate Australia has polled 1,224 Australians and found that the majority support…

Letter from… Rabat

By Driss Benhima, Managing Director, Cambre Associates Morocco While the Government handles the daily management of the health crisis, which has also become a major economic and social crisis, a group of experts appointed by the King has been working on a new development model for the Kingdom. This group’s work is far from complete,…

10 million tests to find out who has already had COVID-19

By Simon Gentry, Newgate Public Affairs It was the turn of the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, to lead today’s government press conference.  He announced the rollout of newly approved antigen blood tests, which will reveal whether people have previously had coronavirus. 10 million tests have been bought from Roche and Abbott. NHS and social…