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This is not the political silly season

With Parliament due to rise shortly for the Summer Recess, it is often thought that politics ‘goes quiet’ until early September. With a lack of real debate and issues to consider, the media has to find other, less important, things

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Political vigilance is needed

The Government’s recent Queen’s Speech was widely criticised for its lack of content outside of Brexit. But just because the legislative agenda looks a little thin shouldn’t mean that anyone takes the potential impact of government any less seriously. Vigilance

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Snog, marry, avoid – Public Affairs in a General Election

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The announcement of a snap General Election surprised most people. Some may have planned for the implications but many had taken the Prime Minister at her word, and did not believe that one would take place until 2020 or maybe

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What does Brexit mean for public affairs?

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Now that the process of leaving the European Union is underway, public affairs needs to be aware of the implications. Outside of the possible political and constitutional ramifications, public affairs life will never be the same again.Clients, whether they be

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What makes good public affairs advice?

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Public affairs is often more art than science but good advice should be based on solid foundations. Some of these are political, others more about behaviours. But if they come together then you get the good advice. Public affairs is

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Transparency in thought leadership

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Too often thought leadership initiatives are dismissed as advocating for vested interests. Public affairs needs to help organisations overcome those preconceptions and the easiest way to do this is to encourage greater transparency. Very often claims of vested interests are

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Where does thought leadership come from?

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Thought leadership can play a valuable role in public affairs both in positioning people and organisations. But where does good thought leadership come from and how can you stand out? Thought leadership has a range of definitions and much has

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Public affairs at the heart of your communications hub

Rather than being seen as ‘special’ or ‘different’ from other parts of communications, organisations can get the most from public affairs when it sits at the heart of their communications hub. As public affairs is, at its core, concerned with

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The reality of the political spotlight

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The leaders of some organisations wrongly believe that they can swim under the radar of politicians. They are being naïve especially when they complain about political attention. All organisations, and the individuals who lead them, can find themselves subject to political

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‘Red, white and blue’: Just where is the government heading?

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For a Government apparently not playing by the usual rules of the media, the Prime Minister’s comment that what she is looking for is a ‘red, white and blue Brexit’ seemed to show that communications are actually important. But what

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