Wikistrat Release – ‘Britain Exits the European Union’

19 Sep

Cat recently carried out work on the Wikistrat report on possible scenarios if Britain left the European Union. As the Shadow Lead Analyst for this investigation, Cat highlighted the interesting process used to oversee the Wikistrat process and emphasised the conclusion emerging from the research.

PASC Calls for Government to Engage the Public in National Strategy

2 Jul

On Friday 28th June the Public Administration Select Committee released its publication: ‘Engaging the public in National Strategy’. It called for Government to begin to use opinion polling to understand better what the public want for the UK and to inform national strategy. It claims that Parliament should start to hold the Government accountable to the public’s aspirations in this way. Read more about it on the PASC website here.

Thoughts on the PASC Report on Public Engagement in Policy Making

13 Jun

On the 3rd June, PASC released its report on the topic, calling for an approach to policy-making where public opinion, ideas and contributions are sought and welcome at all stages of the policy cycle. PASC says that Government should be able to demonstrate that it has adopted this approach alongside ministerial leadership and responsibility for policy and its outcomes…

Vision and Strategy

31 May

NATIONAL VISION AND STRATEGY – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT What is a national “vision”? Vision is the big idea of foreign, domestic and national policy. It is the overarching concept that links ends, ways and means; the organizing principle that allows the state to purposively plan and prioritize the use of all instruments of power; it [...]

Rapping about Scottish independence

21 May

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee Report on Scottish Independence

17 May

TRIDENT & SCOTLAND NOT JUST A QUESTION OF ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’ TO THE UNION

8 Apr

UK Macroeconomic Performance

28 Feb