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Barndoor Strategy bring in former Davis aide ahead of Brexit

Posted Posted in Brexit, Conservatives, EU, Financial Services, Maritime, Policy, Ports

Barndoor Strategy, the public affairs and strategy consultancy fronted by former MRM Director and Financial Conduct Authority Senior Associate Havard Hughes and ex-Deputy Mayor of London Roger Evans have announced that David Spencer, a former aide to David Davis and experienced public affairs consultant, is joining the business as their new Managing Director. Spencer, who […]

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Brexit’s Orange Backstop

Posted Posted in Brexit, Conservatives, Corbyn, DUP, EU, General Election, Labour, Lib Dems, Referendum, Remain

The devil in the detail of the Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement is undoubtedly the backstop.  The EU’s unpopular insurance policy could have the UK over a barrel.  It has also driven a wedge through the confidence and support agreement with the DUP.  Much has been written and said about what this means and what might […]

Labour leadership in the time of Brexit

Posted Posted in Brexit, Corbyn, EU, Labour, Policy, Referendum, Remain

Jeremy Corbyn will face some of his toughest internal challenges yet at this year’s Labour conference; despite his currently unassailable position as Party Leader. While Corbyn has weathered votes of no confidence, a leadership challenge and constant backroom briefing from his detractors since taking the helm three years ago, the challenges he faces this year […]

Chess, Not Chequers (No Blushing, Please)

Posted Posted in Brexit, Commission, EU, Policy, Ports

The controversial Chequers Agreement put forward by the British Government has its detractors. That, perhaps, is putting it mildly given the number of resignations it triggered, But if Eurosceptics hate it that much, why is the EU talking about rejecting Mrs May’s big compromise? Afterall, much to the chagrin of Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Government has […]