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Case Study: The Royal Christmas Message

Friday, November 24, 2017

The message from the Queen broadcast at 3:00pm to the UK and Commonwealth is now as traditional as eating mince pies and singing carols. But can you believe it has been sixty years since the Queen gave her first message to the nation on television.  Read more


Budget 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond took to the despatch box to deliver his annual budget to the UK Parliament for 2017.   Read more

On this Day: 20th Nov 1992: Fire sweeps through Windsor Castle

Sunday, November 05, 2017

On 11:40am on 20th November 1992 a fire swept through was of the most iconic landmarks in England, Windsor Castle.  Read more


Florence Speech: Buying time with a Brexit betrayal

Saturday, September 23, 2017

My first child was born two weeks before the In/Out referendum. He will be at school bringing home maths homework I probably don’t understand by the time the UK is an independent sovereign country.  Read more


Princess Diana: Twenty Years On

Monday, August 28, 2017

When Diana died in 1997, I was 18. In May I had voted for the first time and by August it was just a few weeks before leaving home and heading to university.  Read more


Ed's July Update: How's Mrs May's Conservative Government doing?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


What was in (and out) of the 2017 Queen's Speech

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The pomp and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament was somewhat lacking today. Due to the change in date, there was no golden state carriage but a very nice heavily armour-plated car, with a separate one for the crown of course. Prince Philip was also absent and Prince Charles took his place beside his mother who was devoid of the usual ermine and jewels; sensible in this heatwave some may say.  Read more

Full Text Queen's Speech 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Queen's Speech was delivered today, 21st June, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following the snap election called by PM Theresa May on 8th June.  Read more

GE2017: Picking the wrong fights and defying expectations

Friday, June 09, 2017

This election will go down as one of the most challenging and oddest in history. After discovering eight weeks constitutes a 'snap' election it was framed as a 'back me over Brexit' by the PM. She needed a mandate to negotiate with Brussels and other parties were trying to manouever and sabotage her efforts to get the best deal for Britain.   Read more


Does a hung parliament equal strong and stable government?

Friday, June 09, 2017

So this morning my mind goes back to the 2015 General Election campaign. That was the one where pollsters convinced us we were heading to a hung parliament again. The Conservatives even ran a poster campaign trying to frighten voters that if they supported Ed Miliband they would get the SNP as part of a deal. Well that time on election night, the exit poll provided a huge anti-climax to us political nerds; we had the nibbles and drinks prepared ready for a seat by seat race to the finish. As it was most of us put the stuff back in the cupboard and marched off to bed as the exit poll showed a conservative majority and you knew pundits would spend the next seven hours saying 'is it true' - only to be proved that it was.  Read more


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