Cicero Group holds event with Will Straw, Executive Director of Britain Stronger in Europe

Cicero Group started our series of events with influential campaigners ahead of the EU Referendum by welcoming Will Straw, Executive Director of Britain Stronger in Europe for an ‘In conversation’ discussion. The event provided an opportunity for participants to engage with the principal Remain campaign group and to hear Mr Straw’s arguments on why the UK should …

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Is the Northern Powerhouse a success or failure?

Over the course of Thursday and Friday Manchester is playing host to the first UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference & Exhibition. The event is bringing together individuals from the private sector, local Government and from abroad to discuss progress made to date on the Northern Powerhouse. One unnamed Manchester business earlier this week told the …

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Time for Labour to wake up

So it’s now official: Labour wasn’t too left-wing at the last election after all. That’s according to none other than the Labour Party.  The internal party review, overseen by former deputy leader Margaret Beckett, spent last summer asking that – and other irrelevant questions – all of which helps to satiate the need to make …

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Scottish Labour in for a penny on income tax

When your party is stuck at around 20 per cent in the polls, some thirty points behind your principal opponents, pledging to increase the taxes of 75 per cent of the population is certainly a bold approach. The sort of approach that Sir Humphrey, of Yes, Minister fame, may have described as “very brave”. But …

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