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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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Briefings

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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News

May vs Leadsom

We have our candidates to become the next Prime Minister. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, will face off against Andrea Leadsom, the Energy Minister and high-profile Leave campaigner. Both candidates will now make their case to members of the Conservative Party, with a result announced on 9 September.

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Briefings

ICG’s Brexit Update 1 July

On referendum day, London saw a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours. But that’s nothing compared to the years’ worth of news that has flooded out of Westminster in just one week.  The last…

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News

Politics and Mechanics of Brexit

The referendum result on Friday was a major shock to both the political and economic system in the UK, and has created great uncertainty for organisations like yours all across the UK. We now face years of unprecedented political upheaval as we negotiate our exit from the EU, and perhaps both major political parties negotiate a change in their own leadership.

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Opinion

Brexit: What’s in store for business

If Britain wakes up to a Brexit on June 24th, there are only two serious scenarios; the disruptive one and the more disruptive one, some would say nuclear option. The Prime Minister, whoever he or she may be, will start the process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which gives the UK parliament two years to renegotiate a new deal with the EU.

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Opinion

VW needs to change body and soul

Matthias Müller, Volkswagen’s chief executive, has announced a hardnosed turnaround strategy for the group. The objectives were clear, the numbers were solid but culture was missing.

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