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UK Prime Minister Theresa May WINS vote of confidence from Conservative MPs

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May WINS vote of confidence from Conservative MPs

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Tonight, in the face of what one loyal Cabinet Minister had called “this ridiculous indulgence” the Conservative Party has chosen to back their leader and Prime Minister, by 200...

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Prime Minister Theresa May to face confidence vote among Tory MPs

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Prime Minister Theresa May to face confidence vote among Tory MPs

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Some important breaking news in Westminster this morning: Prime Minister Theresa May will face a confidence vote among Tory MPs tonight after the threshold to trigger the ballot was...

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Edelman Brexit bulletin - Theresa May: the grand old duke of York?

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Edelman Brexit bulletin - Theresa May: the grand old duke of York?

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Good morning from Westminster where we should today have been counting down the hours to the Commons vote on Mrs May’s Brexit deal. Unless you’ve been hiding out on...

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Well, Here We Go Folks! An Edelman Analysis

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Well, Here We Go Folks! An Edelman Analysis

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As MPs embark on a marathon, five-day session debating the merits and limits of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, thoughts are already turning to what happens after the meaningful...

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Brexit Blows Up - An Edelman Analysis

Brexit Blows Up - An Edelman Analysis

Since the 2017 general election commentators have often delighted in telling us the May premiership hangs by a thread. Read the full analysis here.

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2018

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2018

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If 2017 was a year of transition, 2018 was a year of disruption. As for 2019, what's next? On Tuesday 4th December, Edelman will host our annual Crystal Ball with a panel...

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Hammond's Titanic Challenge - An Edelman Analysis

Hammond's Titanic Challenge - An Edelman Analysis

This week, Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled Britain’s last pre-Brexit Budget.

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Taking Back Control - An Edelman Analysis

Taking Back Control - An Edelman Analysis

With the world still absorbing Theresa May’s party conference dancing, Edelman’s Public Affairs team have put together a round-up of what was said in Birmingham, why it matters and...

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Corbyn's Power Play - An Edelman Analysis

Corbyn's Power Play - An Edelman Analysis

The dust is settling on Jeremy Corbyn’s most successful conference as Labour leader, and Edelman’s Public Affairs team have put together a round-up of what was said and why...

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Government Avoids Customs Defeat But No Deal Inches Closer

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Government Avoids Customs Defeat But No Deal Inches Closer

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The Government narrowly survived a series of votes on the Customs Bill last night, winning two of them by a margin of only three votes.

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Government Finally Shows Its Hand - An Edelman Analysis

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Pawel Swidlicki

Government Finally Shows Its Hand - An Edelman Analysis

Pawel Swidlicki

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The Government has today published its long awaited White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship. Two years on from the referendum, the UK finally has a detailed proposal that...

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Boris Resigns - An Edelman Analysis

Boris Resigns - An Edelman Analysis

Here is the Edelman team’s analysis of analysis of the situation as it stands, featuring insight from Will Walden, former Chief Political Adviser to Boris Johnson.

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No Progress On Brexit - An Edelman Analysis

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No Progress On Brexit - An Edelman Analysis

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A few months ago, June’s European Council summit was billed as critical in terms of demonstrating progress on Brexit with a view to finalising the negotiations in October.

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No End In Sight To Brexit Battles

No End In Sight To Brexit Battles

After a marathon two-day session, the EU Withdrawal Bill has once again cleared the Commons. The Government prevailed on every vote, although a key concession - preventing defeat over...

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Trump's Trade Wars Will Overshadow The G7 Meeting

Naheed Mehta MBE

Trump's Trade Wars Will Overshadow The G7 Meeting

Naheed Mehta MBE

The intended themes of this year’s G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec on 8 & 9 June are: gender equality; women’s empowerment; clean energy and global economic growth.

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Local Elections: An Edelman Analysis

Local Elections: An Edelman Analysis

With the last few results still coming in from across the country, a clear picture of what the vote means for each of the parties has emerged – and...

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May’s ‘road to Brexit’ remains strewn with obstacles and pitfalls

Pawel Swidlicki

May’s ‘road to Brexit’ remains strewn with obstacles and pitfalls

Pawel Swidlicki

The backlash triggered by the publication of the EU’s draft legal text of the UK-EU withdrawal agreement – which called for Northern Ireland to de facto remain within the...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: An Edelman Analysis

Cabinet Reshuffle: An Edelman Analysis

As the Government reshuffle draws to a close for the evening, the Edelman team produced an analysis of the day’s comings and goings with an introduction from former Downing...

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Brexit: Now for the hard part

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Pawel Swidlicki

Brexit: Now for the hard part

Pawel Swidlicki

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EU leaders today formally agreed to move onto the second phase of Brexit talks following the deal agreed by the UK and the European Commission last week.

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Budget 2017: An Edelman Briefing

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Budget 2017: An Edelman Briefing

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The Edelman Public Affairs team have provided an overview and analysis of the Budget, including key reaction along with winners and losers, in this briefing note.

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2017

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2017

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2017 has been a year of reflection and transition. The UK continues to decide if it's one foot in, or both feet out of Europe. But what's in store...

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How do you stop a faceless digital terrorist?

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Ben Fenton

How do you stop a faceless digital terrorist?

Ben Fenton

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The Russian trolling organisation that Facebook will tell the US Congress today may have reached 126 million people during the American presidential election is called the Internet Research Association....

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Conservative Party Conference 2017: Failure to Launch

Conservative Party Conference 2017: Failure to Launch

“The test of a leader is how you respond when tough times come upon you.” Well that line from the Prime Minister proved truly prophetic today.

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Labour Party Conference 2017: One More Heave?

Labour Party Conference 2017: One More Heave?

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivered his keynote speech yesterday afternoon to bring Labour Conference 2017 to a close.

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What Next For UK-EU Customs And The Irish Border?

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Pawel Swidlicki

What Next For UK-EU Customs And The Irish Border?

Pawel Swidlicki

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Pawel Swidlicki analyses a familiar Brexit dilemma.

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Brexit Transition: Where Are We At?

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Pawel Swidlicki

Brexit Transition: Where Are We At?

Pawel Swidlicki

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Since the election, Chancellor Philip Hammond has focused his energies on securing a transition period.

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EU Repeal Bill Faces Hellish Passage

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EU Repeal Bill Faces Hellish Passage

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Yesterday saw the publication of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the bill originally conceived of as the Great Repeal Bill.

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Post-Brexit trade and food standards: can the UK have its chicken and eat it?

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Pawel Swidlicki

Post-Brexit trade and food standards: can the UK have its chicken and eat it?

Pawel Swidlicki

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Trade Secretary Liam Fox is in the US today promoting a new post-Brexit UK-US free trade deal. Such a deal could not only provide a significant boost the UK...

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The Euratom Row: What's At Stake?

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The Euratom Row: What's At Stake?

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Since the election, the Brexit debate has been blown wide open, the question of the UK’s membership of Euratom, Europe’s nuclear treaty, has come to the forefront.

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Labour Splits Come to the Fore: What Does This Mean for Brexit?

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Labour Splits Come to the Fore: What Does This Mean for Brexit?

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There have been a number of developments on the Brexit front this week – yesterday attention shifted to the Labour party.

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Analysis Shows No Parliamentary Majority for Brexit as set out in Conservative Manifesto

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Analysis Shows No Parliamentary Majority for Brexit as set out in Conservative Manifesto

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New analysis of the composition of parliament following the General Election finds that the Conservatives’ pre-election Brexit position would not be guaranteed to pass any votes in the Commons.

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UK Offer On EU Citizens' Rights: An Edelman Briefing

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UK Offer On EU Citizens' Rights: An Edelman Briefing

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Yesterday, the UK finally published its formal offer on EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit.

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Queen's Speech 2017: An Edelman Briefing

Queen's Speech 2017: An Edelman Briefing

On the longest – and possibly the hottest – day of the year, the Queen came to Parliament shorn of royal finery to deliver her 64th Address from the...

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Brexit Talks Begin: An Edelman Briefing

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Brexit Talks Begin: An Edelman Briefing

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The Edelman Brexit Unit has put together a note analysing the start of the talks and what we can expect from the initial phase of Brexit.

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The New Government And Brexit: An Edelman Briefing

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The New Government And Brexit: An Edelman Briefing

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With the new Government taking shape, the Edelman Public Affairs team have taken a look at the political implications, as well as what happens next when it comes to...

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General Election 2017: An Edelman Briefing

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General Election 2017: An Edelman Briefing

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The results of the 2017 General Election are in – and “what a dog’s dinner”, as a Conservative advisor told us in what was one of the more printable...

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Scotland: A difficult night for the SNP, and a glimmer of hope in an evening of losses for the Conservatives

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Meredith Williams

Scotland: A difficult night for the SNP, and a glimmer of hope in an evening of losses for the Conservatives

Meredith Williams

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Last night was filled with incredible results in Scotland. A terrible night for the SNP, historic wins for the Conservatives and better-than-expected results for Scottish Labour and the Scottish...

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Conservative Manifesto: An Edelman Briefing

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Conservative Manifesto: An Edelman Briefing

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This morning the Conservative Party published their manifesto for the General Election this June. The Edelman Public Affairs team has taken a look at the politics of the manifesto,...

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Labour Manifesto: An Edelman Briefing

Labour Manifesto: An Edelman Briefing

The Edelman Public Affairs team has taken a look at the politics of the manifesto, the key policy areas and what it means for several key sectors. You can...

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Edelman Election Road Trip - Exclusive Focus Groups Tell Real Story of 2017

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Edelman Election Road Trip - Exclusive Focus Groups Tell Real Story of 2017

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If there is one thing we learned from the shock results of Brexit the 2015 Tory majority it was to listen to the pubs not the polls. Both times,...

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Voices behind the votes: the challenge for the Democrats

Adam Lynch

Voices behind the votes: the challenge for the Democrats

Adam Lynch

“The silent majority stands with Trump.” That’s what the placards proclaimed, waving in their thousands at Republican rallies across the United States. The polls were telling us the exact...

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The Dissolution of Parliament - General Election 2017

The Dissolution of Parliament - General Election 2017

Parliament today prorogues for the election. Next week it will dissolve. What does it all mean?

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The EU Responds

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The EU Responds

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The EU’s opening gambit was comprehensive and clear. Any earlier sadness of Donald Tusk dissipated to make way for an undivided focus on the EU’s “interests, those of its...

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Making up may be hard to do, but we all need friends in Brexitland

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Making up may be hard to do, but we all need friends in Brexitland

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Writing today for the Times Red Box Will Walden and Lucy Thomas called jointly for an end to political polemic around Brexit and argued that unity and compromise must...

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Brexit Begins

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Brexit Begins

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Edelman’s Brexit team has analysed the finer points of Article 50 – the letter, the process, the players and the reactions from Europe and here in the UK.  Will...

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Budget 2017: An Edelman Briefing

Budget 2017: An Edelman Briefing

In this briefing note, the Edelman Public Affairs team analyse the Budget, identify the winners and losers and digest the reaction.

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Brexit White Paper: An Edelman Briefing

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Brexit White Paper: An Edelman Briefing

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The morning after its thumping majority for triggering the EU departure process, the Government published its White Paper on Brexit, setting out its ambitions for Britain’s exit deal. Edelman...

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Bigger and Better: Campaigning in the US

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Katie Waring

Bigger and Better: Campaigning in the US

Katie Waring

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Eighteen months ago, Katie Waring, submitted her CV to the ‘Hillary for America’ campaign. Post-election, she reflects on her experience of a ‘bigger and better’ US campaign, a journey...

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Edelman UK Briefing: Brexit means Brexit but not before a vote

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Lucy Thomas

Edelman UK Briefing: Brexit means Brexit but not before a vote

Lucy Thomas

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Despite a reputation for caution and stability, Theresa May produced a pretty major rabbit from her Brexit speech hat today. Not that Britain would be leaving the Single Market...

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Will 2017 be the year Trump explodes the Twitter timebomb?

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Alex Eeles

Will 2017 be the year Trump explodes the Twitter timebomb?

Alex Eeles

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The Donald’s been tweeting again. Wherever we sit in the great Trump divide, one thing we may all agree on is that his use of social media, and Twitter...

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The Boring Budget: Why the Chancellor’s rhetoric should reassure financial services companies

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Imogen Gardam

The Boring Budget: Why the Chancellor’s rhetoric should reassure financial services companies

Imogen Gardam

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“Make America Great Again.” “Take Back Control.” “Long Term Economic Plan.” Slogans may win elections, but do less to buoy a nation’s confidence once the polls have closed. This...

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Are you ready for Brexit?

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Lucy Thomas

Are you ready for Brexit?

Lucy Thomas

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2016. The year of the political earthquake. And the vague but catchy political slogan: Take Back Control; Make America Great Again; Brexit means Brexit.

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European Elections: An Edelman Briefing

European Elections: An Edelman Briefing

On December 4th 2016, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was roundly defeated in a referendum to change Italy’s constitution and Austria held a rerun of its presidential election. Edelman...

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Reading the ruins: lessons learned from the aftermath of a political earthquake

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Ed Williams

Reading the ruins: lessons learned from the aftermath of a political earthquake

Ed Williams

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Ed Williams, CEO, Edelman UK & Ireland recently spoke at Goldsmiths University on how the Leave campaign won the EU referendum.

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The certainty in uncertainty

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Justin Westcott

The certainty in uncertainty

Justin Westcott

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After a fascinating two days in Lisbon recently at the Web Summit, Justin Westcott, Managing Director, Technology, blogs on the uncertainty that prevails in the world. The main consensus...

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Women in the World: The resonance of authenticity

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Nicola Surgett

Women in the World: The resonance of authenticity

Nicola Surgett

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In the aftermath of grand-scale divisive developments in the US presidential election and UK politics, and amid ongoing conflict in the Middle East, discussions at the second Women in...

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Edelman Briefing: Autumn Statement 2016

Edelman Briefing: Autumn Statement 2016

The air was thick with anticipation in the Commons as Philip Hammond stood up to deliver his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Edelman has analysed the...

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The Implications of the US Election for Global Public Affairs

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The Implications of the US Election for Global Public Affairs

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Donald J. Trump’s vague and inconsistent discourse both before and since the election, means it is still early to foresee the implications his election will have on either domestic...

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Trump's Triumph - Social Media Is Only Half The Story

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Ed Williams

Trump's Triumph - Social Media Is Only Half The Story

Ed Williams

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At the end of the week that saw Donald Trump elected as the next President of the United States, much has been written about how he did it, and...

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Michael Gove was right...kind of...

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Ed Williams

Michael Gove was right...kind of...

Ed Williams

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You heard me. Michael Gove was right when he said, “people in this country have had enough of experts”.

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Trump's Responsibility To The World

Ed Williams

Trump's Responsibility To The World

Ed Williams

It was as the veteran pollster Stan Greenberg said, “unimaginable”. But as the unimaginable becomes all too imaginable, and the shock sinks in, questions about the election of the...

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Women In The World: London Forum November 2016

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Women In The World: London Forum November 2016

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On Thursday 17th November, Edelman will host the second of The Women in the World London Forums, in partnership with Advisory Board member Tina Brown. A series of intimate...

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Edelman Guide to the US Election Night

Edelman Guide to the US Election Night

Over 500 days after both presidential candidates launched their campaigns, over $1.3bn in campaign spending later, and after 30 million voters have already cast ballots, tomorrow the presidential election...

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2016

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2016

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As we entered 2016, the British media and polls were still backing the UK to remain part of the EU, Trump was little more than an unimaginable presidential outlier,...

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Conservative Party Conference 2016

Conservative Party Conference 2016

The Prime Minister has today drawn down the curtain on Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. The last three months of party infighting, back-stabbing and squabbling has been put to...

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Labour Party Conference 2016

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Labour Party Conference 2016

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The Labour Party Conference has today drawn to a close in Liverpool. Plenty of attendees entertained themselves with a visit to some of Liverpool’s many Beatles-themed attractions – not...

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Edelman Briefing: EU Council Update

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Edelman Briefing: EU Council Update

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Brexit means Brexit. This has been the mantra of the new Prime Minister Theresa May who told her Cabinet in her first meeting in the Chair “we are all...

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Has the EU become obsolete in health policy?

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Sofia Marcha

Has the EU become obsolete in health policy?

Sofia Marcha

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When the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, and his College took office in 2014, many wondered whether a ‘streamlined’ approach focused on ‘better regulation’ would be sustainable in the...

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The Authenticity Conundrum

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Lauren Myers-Cavanagh

The Authenticity Conundrum

Lauren Myers-Cavanagh

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Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. It should not be confused with “straight-talking” – a tactic Donald Trump has used to good effect. True authenticity in a...

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US National Conventions: A UK Perspective

US National Conventions: A UK Perspective

The US Political Conventions with their glitz, razzmatazz and over-the-top celebrations of speeches are a long way away from the Annual Political Party Conferences in the UK. Anji Hunter,...

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EU Referendum: Brexit's Ramifications in the U.S.

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EU Referendum: Brexit's Ramifications in the U.S.

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It’s probably fair to say the majority of Americans did not see Brexit coming. Even fewer knew what to expect if it did.

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Europe Under Attack

Naheed Mehta MBE

Europe Under Attack

Naheed Mehta MBE

Vivid scenes of Europeans mourning have sadly become all too familiar of late. France and Germany seem to be at the eye of the storm, but Belgium, Spain and...

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Edelman Briefing: Theresa May's New Government

Edelman Briefing: Theresa May's New Government

Theresa May is the very picture of a political survivor, her skill comes in her ability to get her head down and get on with the job. Edelman has...

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Edelman Guide to the New Government 2016

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Edelman Guide to the New Government 2016

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A week is a long time in politics. Never has Harold Wilson’s famous quotation felt more accurate as Theresa May is putting the final touches to a transformed government....

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How to nurture our female talent

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Siobhan Hill

How to nurture our female talent

Siobhan Hill

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In conversation with Edelman’s Stephanie Lvovich, Global Public Affairs Chair and Anji Hunter, Senior Adviser.

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Brexit: Five Tests For Effective Communication

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Brexit: Five Tests For Effective Communication

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On June 23rd the UK public rejected the consensus view among experts from politics, business, finance and the international community – and voted to leave the EU. This is...

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The Secret to Beating Cybercrime - You and I

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Duncan Gallagher

The Secret to Beating Cybercrime - You and I

Duncan Gallagher

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This week we had the pleasure, in conjunction with our partners at www.cyberrescue.co.uk, of hosting Nick Alexander from the UK Government’s Cabinet Office as he presented the UK National...

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EU Referendum Result: Health

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EU Referendum Result: Health

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The Brexit vote brings immediate uncertainty to the pharmaceutical industry. Edelman has prepared a full briefing on the implications of Brexit for the Health sector.

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EU Referendum Result: Food Briefing

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EU Referendum Result: Food Briefing

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The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have profound effects on the policy programme that was laid out in the Queen’s Speech. From a regulatory perspective, the food...

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EU Referendum Result: Financial Services Briefing

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EU Referendum Result: Financial Services Briefing

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In the immediate aftermath of the UK’s ‘out’ vote, the most significant impact was on UK-listed financial stocks. The shares of Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of...

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EU Referendum Result: Energy Briefing

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EU Referendum Result: Energy Briefing

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The UK’s referendum result may spell a period of uncertainty for the energy sector but it would require a particularly extreme shift in the make-up of the UK Government...

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EU Referendum Result: European Perspectives

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Stephanie Lvovich

EU Referendum Result: European Perspectives

Stephanie Lvovich

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As the fallout from Brexit continues to send shockwaves across the globe, companies are asking themselves what now? Given the highly volatile environment that Europe finds itself in today,...

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Divided Kingdom – now the real challenge is to negotiate with our own disaffected compatriots

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Ed Williams

Divided Kingdom – now the real challenge is to negotiate with our own disaffected compatriots

Ed Williams

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If we didn’t know it already, it’s clear now. We live in a Divided Kingdom. And a shocked one. Even those who championed the cause of leaving the EU...

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We should listen to the voices missing from the Referendum debate – voices from the past

Ben Fenton

We should listen to the voices missing from the Referendum debate – voices from the past

Ben Fenton

In the century of summers since our troops stood in the damp trenches of the Somme waiting to go over the top, we Brits have always trusted our instinct...

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EU Referendum Briefing: Thoughts from the Chairman

EU Referendum Briefing: Thoughts from the Chairman

Edelman UK's Chairman, Paul Myners, shares his thoughts ahead of the EU Referendum next week. Edelman has also produced a full briefing on the key issues for both sides...

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What does the future hold for healthcare in Europe?

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Carolyn Paul

What does the future hold for healthcare in Europe?

Carolyn Paul

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So far 2016 is proving to be a tumultuous time for the European region, and the UK will hold a referendum in June allowing its citizens to vote on...

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EU Referendum Briefing: Being Prepared

EU Referendum Briefing: Being Prepared

As businesses now start thinking about the end date of June 23rd, a lot still needs to be done from a planning perspective. Regardless of the outcome, the first...

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Communicating on Climate Action

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Communicating on Climate Action

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The signing of the Paris Agreement by 177 countries on Earth Day was an important milestone along the path to turn “aspiration into action” to quote UN Global Compact...

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Queen's Speech 2016: An Edelman Briefing

Queen's Speech 2016: An Edelman Briefing

If a week is a long time in politics, a year is an eternity. The mood music around this year’s Queen’s Speech couldn’t be more different to that just...

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BBC Charter Review - Future Imperfect

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Ben Fenton

BBC Charter Review - Future Imperfect

Ben Fenton

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Much of the content of the White Paper on the future of the BBC had been pre-briefed or leaked. John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, presented it as having shot...

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EU Referendum Briefing: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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EU Referendum Briefing: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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With just two months to go, polls show the outcome of vote on a knife edge. So how do the two campaigns stack up? Luke Moore, VP EMEA and...

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Is it time to mutualise the BBC?

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Shauna McCarthy

Is it time to mutualise the BBC?

Shauna McCarthy

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Recent press reports about the contents of the government’s white paper on the future of the BBC made me recall a debate organised by Social Market Foundation where Prof...

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EU Referendum Briefing: Weighing The Arguments

EU Referendum Briefing: Weighing The Arguments

Prosperity or penury? The economy is at the centre of the debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union. But thus far the referendum campaign has made scant room...

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Edelman Budget Breakfast 2016

Edelman Budget Breakfast 2016

On Thursday 17th March 2016 Edelman once more brought together leading political, media and business figures to give their verdict and insight on George Osborne's Budget announcement.

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Budget 2016: An Edelman Briefing

Budget 2016: An Edelman Briefing

“A Budget for The Next Generation.” That’s how George Osborne described the raft of new measures he outlined today amid fresh warnings that the global economic storm clouds are...

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Between a rock and a hard place (to get into)

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Justin Westcott

Between a rock and a hard place (to get into)

Justin Westcott

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Greetings from SXSW 2016. For those of you wondering what the hell SXSW is, well it is an annual culture and trade event in Austin Texas. Now in its...

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Eu Referendum Briefing: The Battle Begins

Eu Referendum Briefing: The Battle Begins

After 30 hours of the long knives in Brussels and a 140 minute Cabinet meeting, we have a deal and a date. On Thursday 23 June, Britons will vote...

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Dear Fleet Street, Be Careful What You Wish For…

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Ben Fenton

Dear Fleet Street, Be Careful What You Wish For…

Ben Fenton

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The debate about EU membership is going to make for some strange bedfellows in Britain in coming weeks. Some are more obvious than others.

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BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND DOMINICK CHILCOTT'S SPEECH AT EDELMAN IRELAND'S TRUST BAROMETER

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BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND DOMINICK CHILCOTT'S SPEECH AT EDELMAN IRELAND'S TRUST BAROMETER

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Edelman Ireland were delighted to be joined by The British Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Dominick Chilcott (@DChilcottFCO) at the launch of Edelman Ireland’s 2016 Trust Barometer. On a...

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Resetting Communications on Energy

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Andrew Mitchell

Resetting Communications on Energy

Andrew Mitchell

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Has the energy industry reached a tipping point? Two dynamics will loom large over Wednesday’s ‘Transformation of Energy’ session at Davos: the oil price’s relentless slide to recent 12-year...

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Fighting the Digital Wars of the Future

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Ed Williams

Fighting the Digital Wars of the Future

Ed Williams

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Ed Williams writes as part of International Crisis Group’s ‘Future of Conflict’ collection of essays:- a series of 20 essays forecasting the “Future of Conflict” to mark the 20th...

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2015: A year of living angrily

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Benedict Surtees

2015: A year of living angrily

Benedict Surtees

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If there is one thing guaranteed to keep Corporate Affairs Directors awake at night, it is the threat of public anger and the disruption it brings with it. With...

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COP21 - What does it mean for the UK?

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Michael Jones

COP21 - What does it mean for the UK?

Michael Jones

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The UK entered COP21 negotiations on the back of an ambitious commitment to close all coal power stations by 2025, even if it was somewhat tainted by domestic policy...

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Woes, Women, Wins… and Cartoons

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Oliver Kay

Woes, Women, Wins… and Cartoons

Oliver Kay

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Oliver Kay reports on his work on The Economist Innovation Awards & Summit 2015 team whilst on secondment at Edelman Hong Kong. Last week The Economist hosted its World...

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Edelman Crystal Ball - 2016 Predictions

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Edelman Crystal Ball - 2016 Predictions

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Every year, Edelman UK hosts the Crystal Ball Breakfast, in which a panel of notable individuals in fields ranging from culture and society, to economics come together to predict...

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This must be the place...

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Benedict Surtees

This must be the place...

Benedict Surtees

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For more than a thousand years the heart of political power in the British Isles has remained fixed in Westminster. Anyone who has tried to book a room in...

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The World Post Paris

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Naheed Mehta MBE

The World Post Paris

Naheed Mehta MBE

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During my daily life in Baghdad 12 years ago, I became very adept at distinguishing the different sounds of weaponry and military equipment. Knowing when celebratory fire erupted, or...

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Autumn Statement 2015: Analysis

Autumn Statement 2015: Analysis

Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive, TaxPayers' Alliance, provides an analysis of George Osborne's 2015 Autumn Statement.

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2015

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2015

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If 2015 was the year that the UK elected an all-Tory government and the opposing party drove further to the left, 2016 will see how this new polarized political...

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Andrew Mitchell joins Edelman as Group Energy Director, Europe & CIS

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Andrew Mitchell joins Edelman as Group Energy Director, Europe & CIS

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Edelman today announced the appointment of Andrew Mitchell, former Partner of Brunswick’s Energy practice, in the newly created role of Group Energy Director, Europe & CIS. Andrew will oversee...

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Salmon Feeling The Heat

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Lyle Copeland

Salmon Feeling The Heat

Lyle Copeland

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Wild salmon have a long historical association with humanity, dating as far back as the 13th Century, and have always been recognised as one of the most valuable fishery...

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Will data journalism unravel the climate spiral of silence?

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Nick Hay

Will data journalism unravel the climate spiral of silence?

Nick Hay

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A ‘spiral of silence’ exists on the issue of climate change: despite its impact on current and future generations worldwide, most people will not speak out upon the threat....

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Seven Lessons From Aberdeen: SNP Party Conference

Robert Henderson

Seven Lessons From Aberdeen: SNP Party Conference

Robert Henderson

Thanks to its landslide result at the General Election, sending MPs to Westminster in 56 out of 59 Scottish seats, this weekend the SNP held the biggest Conference in...

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The Roadmap to Victory – how communications contributed to the ‘Freedom to Marry’

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Aaron Shardey

The Roadmap to Victory – how communications contributed to the ‘Freedom to Marry’

Aaron Shardey

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Edelman Apprentice Aaron Shardey attended an exclusive conference in Berlin where he heard from Evan Wolfson, known for his part in shifting the view of Americans on marriage equality...

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Meet the New Politics; same as the Old?

Benedict Surtees

Meet the New Politics; same as the Old?

Benedict Surtees

Last week, in Manchester, eager activists gathered in their thousands. They rallied, they debated earnestly and listened with rapt attention to a speech from their Party Leader. So what’s...

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The 'In' Campaign

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Ben Lock

The 'In' Campaign

Ben Lock

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The campaign to keep Britain in the EU was officially launched this morning at a chilly Truman Gallery in Brick Lane. Former M&S Executive Chairman Stuart Rose gave a...

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The "Trump Wall": Conversation Analysis of Donald Trump by Edelman Intelligence

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The "Trump Wall": Conversation Analysis of Donald Trump by Edelman Intelligence

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Edelman Intelligence research into the impending US elections has shown that Donald Trump has changed the rules of the game when it comes to Presidential elections on Twitter. He...

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Conservative Conference 2015

Conservative Conference 2015

The Conservative conference was never going to be exciting. Party strategists decided to make it as boring as possible. Yes, there would be the odd big policy announcement, but...

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'Straight talking. Honest politics' - Labour Conference 2015

'Straight talking. Honest politics' - Labour Conference 2015

'Straight talking. Honest politics'. The conference slogan said it all. Jeremy Corbyn wants to define himself - what new leader doesn't? Commentator and political strategist, John McTernan, comments on...

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Upping the ante at COP21

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Nick Hay

Upping the ante at COP21

Nick Hay

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With 12 weeks until the close of the COP21 climate summit, we already know that nations’ commitments must become much more ambitious in order to keep global warming below...

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It’s not a bunker, it’s a hazard – ignoring the media is bad for Corbyn and for business

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Nick Barron

It’s not a bunker, it’s a hazard – ignoring the media is bad for Corbyn and for business

Nick Barron

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The Jeremy Corbyn era is proving to be an interesting experiment in more ways than one. Not only is the public’s appetite for old-left policies being tested, but we’re...

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Jeremy Corbyn Elected as Labour Leader: Today the real work starts

Gurpreet Brar

Jeremy Corbyn Elected as Labour Leader: Today the real work starts

Gurpreet Brar

We really should start by taking our hats off to Jeremy Corbyn and his team. They knew early on that the big challenge would be to motivate new members...

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Alan Johnson on the European Referendum

Alan Johnson on the European Referendum

Earlier this week Edelman and Industry Forum hosted a roundtable lunch with Alan Johnson on “Why we should say yes to Europe”. In a subsequent interview with Edelman, he...

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Naheed Mehta joins Edelman to Strengthen Government Communications Offer

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Naheed Mehta joins Edelman to Strengthen Government Communications Offer

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Edelman has named Naheed Mehta, a former civil servant at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, head of its global Government Communications offer.

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The Road to Paris: 21 Weeks to COP21

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Nick Hay

The Road to Paris: 21 Weeks to COP21

Nick Hay

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COP21, Paris is almost upon us. 21 weeks from now, following an intense 12 days of negotiation, we will find out whether world leaders will have met their goal...

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Grexit: Perspectives from around Europe

Stephanie Lvovich

Grexit: Perspectives from around Europe

Stephanie Lvovich

Greece’s exit from the Eurozone – once discussed in vague terms – is now truly a possibility. Edelman's team of public affairs experts offers a first set of comments...

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Summer Budget 2015: Edelman Budget Breakfast

Gurpreet Brar

Summer Budget 2015: Edelman Budget Breakfast

Gurpreet Brar

Following the first fully Conservative budget in twenty years, Edelman hosted over 70 guests at Southside for our Budget Breakfast. Chaired by Edelman UK Chairman Paul Myners, the panel...

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Summer Budget 2015: An Edelman Briefing

Gurpreet Brar

Summer Budget 2015: An Edelman Briefing

Gurpreet Brar

This may have been the first Conservative Budget since Ken Clarke had the honour of standing at the Despatch Box back in November 1996, but it was delivered by...

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To comment or not to comment? Should business wade in on the budget?

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Katie Waring

To comment or not to comment? Should business wade in on the budget?

Katie Waring

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For Westminster watchers, today was a milestone; the first Conservative Budget for 20 years. How would George Osborne play his hand now the Lib Dems aren’t there calling his...

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Sharing Economy Divided: Why I side with the taxi drivers

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Satyen Dayal

Sharing Economy Divided: Why I side with the taxi drivers

Satyen Dayal

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Today’s digital transformation has the potential to move us from high-tech, to a ‘higher tech’. Like never before, technology can have a truly profound impact on our lives, and...

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The Energy Union – Communicating a new Vision of Europe’s Energy Policy

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Michael Zdanowski

The Energy Union – Communicating a new Vision of Europe’s Energy Policy

Michael Zdanowski

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The challenges facing the European Union in 2015 are far from unfamiliar. Greek debt, a rising tide of migrants from Africa, British intransigence and a potential EU exit, and...

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Queen's Speech 2015

Queen's Speech 2015

The first fully Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996 contained few surprises – unless you count the fact that Labour MP Dennis Skinner, who by tradition fires off a quip...

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The economy, stupid: The lesson we keep forgetting

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Nick Barron

The economy, stupid: The lesson we keep forgetting

Nick Barron

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Unlike many of Edelman’s other contributors, I’m not a public affairs expert. They deal in complexity and intrigue. I’m a communications professional and we specialise in making the complex...

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The Results
General Election 2015

The Results
General Election 2015

It was a night that no one had anticipated. The polls were deadlocked, the Conservative and Labour high commands were both equally nervous and no one was willing to...

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‘Expect the Expected’ - the consequence of total control in Election campaigns

Ed Williams

‘Expect the Expected’ - the consequence of total control in Election campaigns

Ed Williams

As a PR man I know there is an inherent irony in what I am going to write. But at the end of a six week general election campaign...

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Edelman Poll - British Voters Energised By General Election, But Let Down By The Campaign

Edelman Poll - British Voters Energised By General Election, But Let Down By The Campaign

A new poll published by Edelman today finds that the UK public feels more engaged by this general election campaign than they did in 2010, but that the majority...

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The First Shall Be Last
General Election 2015

The First Shall Be Last
General Election 2015

Ahead of voters going to the polls on Thursday, the penultimate Edelman Election Update reviews the campaign to date and provides a guide to what promises to be a...

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The View From Abroad
General Election 2015

The View From Abroad
General Election 2015

With less than two weeks to polling day, the Scottish National Party is continuing to dominate the debate between the Conservatives and Labour, and we are hearing less about...

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Has the UK election run out of energy?

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Michael Zdanowski

Has the UK election run out of energy?

Michael Zdanowski

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What are the implications for energy policy following last week's launch of party manifestos? There are of course points of divergence in the pledges of the main parties, but...

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Red Lines & Clear Blue Water
General Election 2015

Red Lines & Clear Blue Water
General Election 2015

The publication of the party manifestos is always a much anticipated event in the election campaign and this time has been worth the wait as all three parties sought...

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Does press support make any difference to voters?

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Ben Fenton

Does press support make any difference to voters?

Ben Fenton

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It’s a British phenomenon which always becomes more evident at election time: Britain is essentially a pretty liberal country with a pretty conservative press. So, does press support make...

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What branding challenges do political parties face?
General Election 2015

What branding challenges do political parties face?
General Election 2015

As the election continues, all the political parties are under increased scrutiny. This week, Edelman examines the branding challenges the parties will be confronting in this year’s campaign, while...

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How will the campaign be fought?
General Election 2015

How will the campaign be fought?
General Election 2015

It has been a busy few weeks in Westminster. The Chancellor has given his final Budget of this Parliament, the first TV election debate has taken place and David...

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The Dissolution of Parliament - What does it mean?
General Election 2015

The Dissolution of Parliament - What does it mean?
General Election 2015

The General Election campaign is now officially underway as Parliament is dissolved. It can be difficult to know what the implications are for your business. Edelman’s London Public...

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Has the Chancellor learnt his lesson?
Budget 2015

Gurpreet Brar

Has the Chancellor learnt his lesson?
Budget 2015

Gurpreet Brar

After a week of press briefings and speculation, this was a carefully constructed Budget appealing to the country, the electorate and the Conservative core vote. Having learnt the lessons...

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Two Months To Go
General Election 2015

Two Months To Go
General Election 2015

It is over 40 years since the outcome of a General Election has been so uncertain this close to polling day. Long-held electoral assumptions about the three main political...

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The Rise of the Parliamentary Select Committee

Gurpreet Brar

The Rise of the Parliamentary Select Committee

Gurpreet Brar

Select Committees are an increasingly important and often challenging part of Parliamentary scrutiny. With no Party clearly accountable for the actions of Government, the Select Committees have asserted their...

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2014

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Edelman Crystal Ball 2014

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Every year, Edelman UK hosts the Crystal Ball Breakfast, in which a panel of notable individuals in fields ranging from technology to economics come together to predict what the...

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