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Joe
Armitage

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Joe is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel. He spent three years as a UK parliamentary adviser, working for two government ministers. He has commented on parliamentary procedure for the British print media and his work has been cited by the House of Commons Library. He has also represented Global Counsel on national broadcast media.
 
Before joining Global Counsel, Joe advised a number of FTSE 100 companies at a strategic advisory firm. At GC, Joe is part of the firm’s growing UK policy practice. He advises British based clients, inward investors and investment funds on politics and policy. He has experience leading projects across a wide range of policy areas, including financial services, tech, defence and transport.

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New cabinet secretary Simon Case has a lot to prove and even more to do

General Politics

Simon Case, who was appointed permanent secretary of 10 Downing Street this May, has been confirmed as the next cabinet secretary. At 41, he is the youngest person in the position since Lord Hankey, for whom the role was created in 1916, during the middle of the Great War. Like Hankey, Case will sit next to the prime minister at meetings of the Cabinet and assume ultimate…

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The politics in the UK suggests that the BBC is in danger, but practical considerations might protect it

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Boris Johnson is no fan of the BBC. In 2012, after being elected as mayor of London for a second term, he wrote that he sometimes felt that his chief opponent was the local BBC news and that “the prevailing view of BBC newsrooms is, with honourable exceptions, statist, corporatist, defeatist, anti-business, Europhile and, above all, overwhelmingly biased to the Left.”…

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The new speaker of the British House of Commons could influence the Brexit outcome

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In modern times, the speaker of the House of Commons has not been a significant determinant of political outcomes in the UK. This makes the current speaker, John Bercow, an unusual figure. Whilst navigating the fraught Brexit process, he has authorised several procedural innovations that have enabled backbench MPs to commandeer control of the chamber from the government…

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The British parliament can stop prime minister Boris Johnson achieving a no-deal Brexit

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The attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, has reportedly advised prime minister Boris Johnson’s new government that a no-deal Brexit cannot be prevented from occurring on October 31st by the British parliament, even if it loses a vote of no confidence. He has advised that parliament’s passing of the Article 50 act – which authorised the triggering of Article 50 - and the…

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