11 January 2017

With European elections, Trump and Brexit, the year ahead will continue to present new and unpredictable challenges for the Government. But there is a lot that Theresa May’s team can prepare for already, says Dr Hannah White.

10 January 2017

Under Northern Ireland’s unique devolution arrangements, yesterday’s resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness looks set to trigger an early election, and could have more serious implications for power-sharing government in Belfast, says Akash Paun.

22 December 2016

A new fiscal framework for Wales was published this week, after agreement was reached between the UK and the Welsh Governments on how Welsh public services will be funded in future. Aron Cheung considers the implications.

09 November 2016

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Bronwen Maddox says his victory not only poses immediate questions about the direction of the US – it raises bigger questions about how to govern a deeply divided country.

07 November 2016

The Civil Service has been accused of failing to do contingency planning for Brexit. There are no constitutional barriers for planning for a change in the US, but, Jill Rutter writes, the right-field candidacy of Donald Trump will be raising its own problems.

24 October 2016

Collective cabinet responsibility will be set aside for the second time in a year, this time over Heathrow. Dr Catherine Haddon says this tactic is highly unusual and something Theresa May could come to regret.

21 October 2016

Although officially leading an incumbent government, Theresa May made it clear that she will govern as new. But 100 days in, Emma Norris says she is still holding her cards close to her chest.

18 October 2016

On Friday we submitted a Freedom of Information request for the membership of the Government’s cabinet committees. Oliver Ilott hopes this delay isn’t a sign of things to come.

05 October 2016

The big theme of Theresa May’s first conference speech as Prime Minister was that ‘change is going to come’. Her warm-up act, Ruth Davidson, reminded the party faithful that while men spoke, it was women who got things done. But, Emma Norris says it is going to be an uphill struggle for Theresa May to meet her ambitious promises to deliver an ‘economy and society that works for everyone.’

03 October 2016

Philip Hammond’s speech marked a focus on the actual role of Chancellor – a welcome break with the last 20 years, says Julian McCrae.