Briefings

8 March 2018...

As people across the world celebrate International Women’s Day, Scott Reid highlights a recent poll that shows most Britons believe feminism has gone far enough, illustrating there's still much work to be done in the quest for gender equality.

8 March 2018...

7 March...

Stuart Taylor ponders whether the shock improvement in relations on the Korean peninsula following the Winter Olympics could go the distance. Or is this just another false start?

7 March...

6 March...

In Tuesday's briefing, Adam Shaw reflects on yesterday's speech by Theresa May on housing and asks whether it might be a case of too little, too late for the Conservatives to win back younger voters.

6 March...

5 March...

In Monday's briefing, Stuart Taylor takes a look at the Italian election results, which have once again led to a surge in support for populist parties against the established old guard.

5 March...

2 March...

In the last briefing of the week, Lyle Hill looks ahead to a milestone day on the road to Brexit as Theresa May delivers her key note speech, where it is expected she will outline her government's position on the upcoming negotiations.

2 March...

1 March...

With the resignation of communications director, Hope Hicks, a fresh crisis reaches the White House. Scott Reid has more in Thursday's briefing.

1 March...

28 February...

With issues at home and on the continent, Theresa May doesn't have her problems to seek as the EU prepare to publish their draft EU strategy. Stuart Taylor has more in Wednesday's briefing.

28 February...

27 February...

Adam Shaw reviews some of the reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's customs union announcement, and why the government might not want to be too quick to criticise.

27 February...

26 February...

Scott Reid looks at news of Labour's commitment to keep the UK in a customs union with the EU post-Brexit, in a move which could reshape the parliamentary landscape over the nature of a deal.

26 February...

23 February...

Sweetcorn coup, short rib of beef and lemon tart... The menu may have been the most informative thing we got from yesterday's Chequers cabinet meeting. In Friday's briefing, Adam Shaw wonder whether the PM will now be able to have her cake and eat it over her preferred Brexit stance.

23 February...

22 February...

In Thursday's briefing, Adam Shaw questions how a US administration which seems to prefer firearms in classrooms to reform of gun control might proceed in the wake of the Parkland shootings in Florida last week.

22 February...

21 February...

Another day, another Tory plot threatening to bring the government's house down. For Wednesday's briefing, Scott Reid questions who might win the game of chicken between the Conservative Party's Remain and Leave wings as the cabinet meets to formalise its Brexit negotiating strategy.

21 February...

20 February...

Batten down the hatches! As the FT reports that Theresa May is due to keep her cabinet at Chequers until consensus is reached on a Brexit negotiating position, Stuart Taylor suggests ministers might be in for the long haul.

20 February...

19 February...

As the Prime Minister announces a review into higher education funding today in which "every option will be on the table", Lyle Hill considers why the government's motivations may be more cynical than meets the eye.

19 February...

16 February...

Lyle Hill examines claims made in the Financial Times that the UK will pursue "mutual recognition" to protect the financial services industry, pondering whether this is the government finally outlining its Brexit position.

16 February...

15 February...

Following yesterday's tragic events in Florida, Lyle Hill reflects on America's seemingly never ending problem with guns.

15 February...

14 February...

Adam Shaw looks ahead to Boris Johnson's Brexit speech, questioning how far it will go to pacifying Remain supporters.

14 February...

13 February...

Stuart Taylor examines Theresa May's intervention to end the political impasse in Northern Ireland, with positive rhetoric suggesting a power sharing deal may be close.

13 February...

12 February...

Stuart Taylor looks at recent volatility in the financial markets and asks whether this is a blip or the start of a sustained downward trajectory.

12 February...

9 February...

Scott Reid tackles the lack of deal making ability in US or British politics, as the US government once again shuts down and the UK Brexit 'war Cabinet' fails to reach an agreement after five hours of debate.

9 February...