Public First picks up Policy Exchange researcher behind major reports

17 October 2017

Policy Exchange researcher Jonathan Dupont has joined Public First as the recently-established agency grows its "policy team".

Dupont has quit the well-known think tank to become director...

Tory MP's business partner lashes out over lobbying story

16 October 2017

The business partner of Conservative MP Paul Scully has issued a furious rebuttal of a newspaper story which he claims "insinuates impropriety".

This weekend, the Mail on Sunday...

Tulchan takes on Laitner in latest bid to boost public affairs

13 October 2017

MHP Communications public affairs chief Nick Laitner is joining Tulchan Communications as a senior consultant.

Laitner has been hired by Tulchan to grow its public affairs and policy...

Andrew Fleming: Opportunities lie in the uncertainties of Brexit

20 October 2017

Never has a quote by Donald Rumsfeld, which at the time was somewhat mocked, been so apt.

"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns;...

Giles Kenningham: Political mines await the PM at Tory conference

28 September 2017

My old boss Eric Pickles used to say that no one ever remembered successful conferences. And he was right. To some extent you have everything to lose and not a lot to gain.

Events are...

Mark Flanagan: The perils of predictions in public affairs

1 September 2017

When you hear the names Dogger, Fisher, German Bight you immediately think of the Shipping Forecast, which has just celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Met Office claims the forecast is accurate...

Getting cosy with Corbyn: how lobbyists are ‘doing Labour again’

4 September 2017

If the 2017 general election was a political earthquake, then few professions in the UK have felt the reverberations more than lobbyists.

When Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader in...

Lunch with... Elin De Zoete

29 August 2017

Elin and I met for lunch with the lobbying world still quaking from the general election. I was intrigued to discover if she was one of those Labour lobbyists who were shocked and pleased with...

Lunch with... Paul Bristow

11 August 2017

I caught up with Paul Bristow almost immediately after he’d taken over at the APPC, and just a a little while after the General Election. So, our first topic of conversation was obvious. What did...