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August is a perfect time for refreshing those relationships

It seems ironic to be talking about the silly season – traditionally downtime for news during August – when this summer journalists have struggled to keep up with the fast-changing events of Brexit, Westminster politics and international terrorism. But there is normally a hiatus in the flow of potential stories into newsrooms caused by the rest of the world having gone on holiday – it’s enshrined in France that everyone takes August off.

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Briefings

ICG’s Brexit Update – 22 July

It almost felt like a normal week of politics. The Prime Minister held a Cabinet meeting and then faced PMQs. She then went and held meetings with European allies across the continent. The Republican Party nominated its candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

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Briefings

ICG’s Brexit Update 15 July

The old cliché says that a week is a long time in politics, but the last three have felt like a lifetime. Last week ended with the nation set for a summer-long leadership battle between Andrea…

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Opinion

Remainers should not turn on democracy

It is too early to know the long term effects but what we do know is that after an initial fall the FTSE350 has been trading at its highest point this year for more than two weeks. For a dead cat it is spending an awful long time in the air.

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ICG’s Brexit Update 08 July

It’s been just two weeks since the EU referendum but it already feels like a lifetime ago. Conservative MPs concluded the first round of their leadership contest in a matter of days, and we now know the names of the two people who might be Prime Minister. The Labour Party, meanwhile, has yet to decide if it wants to have a contest and UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage has resigned his own position. Again. With all this Westminster infighting going on, you could almost forget that we have a Brexit to negotiate too…

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