October 16, 2019 Kerrie O'Flynn

The Queen’s Speech saw the return of the Environmental Bill, a flagship bill which seeks to build a domestic framework for environmental governance and protections after the UK withdraws from the EU. A draft version of the Bill was first published in December 2018 and many of the measures, shaped by public consultations, have been…

October 10, 2019 Charles Cummins

Social media, Twitter in particular, is an incredible tool for political monitoring companies like ours. It presents us with huge amounts of data on what politicians are up to, what they’re thinking and what they’re planning, often in real time. It also alerts us to the latest political developments sometimes hours ahead of any Government…

October 4, 2019 Charles Cummins

We were left in no doubt about the Government’s main message at the Conservative Party Conference this year – Get Brexit Done. It was plastered everywhere so you literally couldn’t miss it. But behind the slogans and traditional party rhetoric from the podium, were a number of policy announcement and re-announcements in the spirit of…

June 4, 2019 Kerrie O'Flynn

Tory leadership contestant Rory Stewart has recently pitched his solution to the Brexit gridlock – a 500 strong Citizens’ Assembly which will make an informed assessment of the Brexit landscape and report back to Parliament with recommendations on a way forward. This is a welcome suggestion and one that I have heard before. But when…

May 29, 2019 Andrew Niblett

Nothing Has Changed Despite all the reaction, the proclamations of victory and the debate over who really ‘won’, the European Election results in the UK didn’t throw up any major surprises. The UK is still as divided as ever. People who voted Remain still want to remain, people who voted Leave still want to leave,…

May 11, 2019 Charles Cummins

We experienced a welcome treat in the Commons this week – that rare and illusive animal – an actual debate. It only lasted five minutes but it was a joy to behold. In an opposition day debate on TV licenses for the over 75s, Conservative MP James Cartlidge made an unexpected speech following an intervention…

April 16, 2019 Ilse Brenner

Coming to London for my semester abroad all anyone kept saying was, “What an exciting time to go and learn about UK politics. You will be there for when the UK leaves the EU.” Fast forward four months to April, my internship at Navigate Politics is ending, and the UK is still in the same…

April 16, 2019 Ilse Brenner

Twitter has transformed the way politics is conducted. Politicians have increased their presence on the internet and are now able to reach out to potential supporters while also keeping up with constituents with just a click of a button. Today, having a good social media presence is vital for any political campaign and an easy…

April 4, 2019 Ilse Brenner

There is an alternate universe where perhaps David Cameron never chooses to have a referendum or the remain vote won. David Cameron would still be Prime Minister and politics in 2019 would have been devoted to the usual arguments. Instead, domestic policy in the UK has been in a state of purgatory that has, as…