UKIP and devolution: nonexistent and not required

After being chased from a pub at the weekend by protesters, Nigel Farage sought a more welcoming setting earlier this week when he visited Middleton in Greater Manchester. The area rose to prominence last October when UKIP came within 617 votes of beating Labour at the Heywood and Middleton by-election. Labour was defending a majority …

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SNP Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP joins Cicero Group for roundtable event

Following the closely-fought independence referendum and the subsequent Smith Commission, Scottish devolution remains very much in the political spotlight. So too does the energy sector – with rapidly falling oil prices; uncertainty about future support for renewables; and a growing divide between Westminster and Holyrood on fracking, to name just a few issues. Under this …

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Ten things we learnt from Ask the Chancellors

  This government has done a lot to help pensioners: Following a question on how savers have been negatively affected by low interest rates, Osborne pointed to pensioner bonds and used the words ‘savers’ and ‘pensioners’ interchangeably. A later question, on older people struggling in their homes during the winter, drew a response that not …

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Budget 2015: A Cicero Group webinar

Cicero Group hosted a conference call to discuss Wednesday’s Budget Statement. Cicero Group’s Iain Anderson was joined on the call by Kiran Stacey, the Political Correspondent for the Financial Times, and James Plaskitt, the former Labour Pensions Minister and current Senior Political Counsel for Cicero Group, to provide analysis on the key measures announced and …

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