Field Reports

News and views from the Field team

News

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    Beige Bills Reveal Their Secrets

    This week’s Queen’s Speech was a bit dull. A bit beige and instantly forgotten. But the Bills it included...

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    Holding EU Lot Together

    The EU Referendum is just 33 days away and don’t we know it. The PM let slip he can’t...

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    Little and Quietly: How Labour will Respond

    You’d be hard pressed to find a comprehensive reaction from Her Majesty’s Opposition to the Queen’s Speech today. An...

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    Cameron’s Queen’s Speech: Inoffensive, but is it enough?

    The problem with today’s Queen’s Speech is that it does not look like a radical and cutting edge Government. That is not necessarily...

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    Lords Lose Housing Ping Pong

    This week saw the Housing and Planning Bill receive its Royal Assent after ping ponging between the Lords and...

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    Why Sadiq won (or how Zac lost)

    Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London having triumphed in a tightly contested, lengthy and frequently bitter campaign. So,...

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    The Union Back from the Brink

    And what of the incumbents – the SNP in Scotland and the Conservatives around the UK? Well, the results...

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    1985 All Over Again

    1985. Margaret Thatcher was in Downing Street. David Cameron was in the Bullingdon Club. Everton were league champions. And...

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    Labour’s Wrecking Ball

    Public confrontations, infighting, analogies of Hitler, anti-Semitism, suspensions and senior political figures locked in toilets – all one week before...

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    Vote, Vote, Vote!

    Somewhat overshadowed by the upcoming EU referendum, next week sees the first proper electoral tests of this Parliament with...

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    Cumming Across Badly

    Be calm. Be respectful. Be careful with the facts. You’ve all done your Select Committee training and this is...

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    Obama to the Rescue

      With the European Referendum fast approaching, the debate has become increasingly heated with a dramatic intervention from the USA,...

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    Number 10 Adviser Alex Morton Joins Field Consulting

      Alex Morton, the Prime Minister’s special adviser on DCLG matters, including housing, planning and development, is joining Field...

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    Lords of the Manor

    This week dealt a further blow to the Government, as their controversial Housing Bill faced increased scrutiny from the...

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    Corbyn’s EU-Turn

    “I would advocate a No (Leave) vote if we are going to get an imposition of free market policies...

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