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The Wright man for Digital Minister?

Written by Andy Frain on 11 July 2018

It would be harder to find many Ministers who have shown less interest in the topics contained in their brief than newly appointed Minister for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Jeremy Wright QC, says Dods Monitoring's, Andy Frain. 

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation – A Look at Channel 4’s new HQ

Written by Andy Frain, Political Consultant on 13 June 2018

To declare Channel 4’s new HQ as a major move step towards a London-less future would be an exaggeration, writes Dods Monitoring's Culture and Media Consultant Andy Frain. 

The future of food: will Defra embrace GMOs post-Brexit?

Written by Alex Titley, Political Consultant on 13 June 2018

Dods Monitoring consultant, Alex Titley, says 'tremendous opportunity' lies ahead for UK farmers if Defra looks to encourage agri-tech post-Brexit. 

Will the Government deliver on its new childhood obesity strategy?

Written by Bruce Reilly, Political Consultant on 13 June 2018

Dods Monitoring’s Bruce Reilly assesses the recent Health and Social Care Committee report on childhood obesity and predicts what is likely to be included in the Government’s refreshed childhood obesity plan, expected imminently.

ANALYSIS From the jaws of seeming defeat over Ireland Theresa May has snatched some respite

Written by Andrew McQuillan, Political Consultant on 12 December 2017

The puffs of white smoke which emanated over Brussels and Arlene Foster’s Enniskillen home in the early hours of this morning seemed unlikely yesterday.Back then the DUP’s hardball attitude to the Brexit negotiations had been reiterated with characteristic Ulster robustness, with a source stating that in the game of who would blink first, they had cut off their eyelids long ago.

What the German election result will mean for Brexit

Written by Sabine Tyldesley, Political Consultant on 26 September 2017

Angela Merkel secured a fourth term as German chancellor on Sunday, despite significant losses in vote share. Her Christian democratic party CDU recorded its worst result since 1949, with 33 per cent compared to 41 per cent in 2013. Her main rival and former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD) only secured 21 per cent, their worst result in post war times, which led SDP Party leader Martin Schulz to announce his party would re-enter a “grand coalition” with Merkel, but head into opposition.

Untangling EU law: How the Withdrawal Bill will reveal tensions between executive power and Parliamentary scrutiny

Written by Tom King, Senior Monitoring Content Specialist on 22 August 2017

The cornerstone of the Government’s Brexit legislative programme is the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Its aim is to untangle more than forty years’ worth of UK and EU law whilst still maintaining a working statute book in an incredibly limited timeframe. However, concerns have been voiced over the wide ranging powers the Bill gives ministers in amending swathes of legislation.

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