Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Euronews
| What is Boris Johnson's election strategy?

Following anti no-deal MPs wrestling control back from Prime Minister Boris Johnson late on Tuesday, the UK appears to have edged closer to new elections. Alex Dawson, a former adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May now working for policy advisors Global Counsel, said it was an important part of Downing Street's strategy to be seen not to want a general election.

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The Wall Street Journal
| U.K. Steps Up Efforts for a Trade Deal With U.S.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government launched a charm offensive in Washington this week as it seeks to secure a trade deal with the U.S. quickly after Brexit. But in reality the fate of such a deal is largely in U.S. hands. "It comes down to the question of what the U.S. is willing to settle for," said Stephen Adams a trade expert at Global Counsel.

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Euronews
| Germany and France clash over EU top job

While the Macron/Merkel axis on the next president is significant and the European Parliament is split, Tom White from Global Counsel highlighted live on Euronews that the political split across the EU national governments is also totally different to what it was 5 years ago.

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The Times
| Whoever replaces May must remember: those first decisions matter most

Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead at Global Counsel: As Conservative leadership contenders get ready for the minute Theresa May announces her resignation, prevailing wisdom in Westminster is that the winner will be the one who most successfully reflects the party’s membership on Brexit. As with all simple wisdoms, the truth is more complex. There is more at play than Brexit in winning the votes of the Tory faithful, and candidates who want to win the peace, and the war, will welcome a longer campaign that focuses on the other big issues facing the country.

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