Free thinking from Grayling people
12th October 2017
Does the SNP have new purpose?
The SNP met in unusual circumstances for their 82nd national conference at Glasgow’s SECC. No elections. No referendums. No leadership contests. It all felt very strange. Scotland being knocked out of the World Cup qualifiers didn’t help either. The tone of the...Read More
9th October 2017
Conservative Conference 2017 - The Grayling View
Theresa May’s speech to this year’s Conservative Party Conference was the Prime Minister’s best opportunity to rally her party and secure her position as Parliament returns for the Autumn. After weeks of “backseat driving” from Boris Johnson and anonymous...Read More
The Advantage Series
Organizations of all sizes, across industry sectors, face complex reputational, regulatory and communication challenges. Here we examine some of those in depth, looking at how they can be overcome, and how Grayling can create advantage.Read More
29th September 2017
Is Corbyn on the brink of entering No 10?
Listening to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at Labour Party Conference in Brighton, you would be forgiven for assuming that his party were on the cusp of forming the next Government.The Labour Party Conference reflected a profound sense of optimism and self-confidence among...Read More
28th September 2017
The secrets to successful client relationships
Tips for achieving romantic success are plentiful and lapped up as people search for the Holy Grail and the gateway to eternal happiness (one leading to the other is generally a given). The fact that there are endless advice columns and blogs on the topic belies the...Read More
26th September 2017
Reading between the lines of Juncker’s State of the Union speech
Brussels traditionally empties for the month of August, with EU diplomats, lawmakers, lobbyists and lawyers departing for mimosas in sunnier climates. However, one light stayed on throughout the summer recess, buried deep within the European Commission Berlaymont...Read More
14th September 2017
Did “Mayism” survive the election? The future of public sector pa...
In an uncomfortable ten-minute interview on Radio 4’s Today programme this week, Shadow Justice Minister, Richard Burgon, refused no less than five times to clarify Labour’s position on supporting the possibility of illegal public sector strikes. The line of...Read More
7th September 2017
Silly Season is over; it’s back to business
The past 18 months of British politics have been conducted at a pace, and with a fluidity, not seen since the 1970s. Careers have been made and broken. The future of the country and the outlook for the main political parties has fundamentally changed. Coming into the...Read More
5th September 2017
‘Confidence and supply’: an insight into the DUP’s role in a mino...
‘Confidence and supply’: an insight into the DUP’s role in a minority governmentA breakfast panel discussion with DUP MP for East Belfast, Gavin Robinsonand DUP Head of Policy & Campaigns, Cllr Lee Reynolds8.30am-10.00am, Tuesday 12 September 20178th Floor,...Read More
1st September 2017
We know what they did this summer…
Have you been enjoying a nice holiday? Have you taken a well-deserved break from the morning papers and the constant stream of twitter? Well we’re here to help. “Silly season”, the term first coined in an 1861 Saturday Review article, and which denotes the...Read More
30th August 2017
Time for a holiday? Our take on the latest travel trends
Last week we came across this clever campaign from JetBlue in the USA, where workers regularly fail to take their already very limited holiday allocation – unless you’re Donald Trump of course, who’s had 53 days off since inauguration. Across the Pacific, in Japan...Read More
28th August 2017
Honey, did you take out the trash?
Grayling’s Jon Meakin reflects on the importance of timing.Watching the news on Friday evening reminded me of an episode of The West Wing, ‘Take Out the Trash Day’. In that episode, Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman explains the concept of “taking out the...Read More