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Joe Armitage

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

General Politics

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

General Politics

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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Can the new prime minister of Britain stop parliament blocking a no-deal Brexit?

General Politics

The UK stepped back from the precipice of a no-deal Brexit in April by requesting and receiving an extension of the Article 50 period up to October 31st this year. This has provided short-term relief from the immediate risk of a no-deal for many businesses on the continent and in the UK. But political turmoil over how to handle Brexit has again engulfed the UK in the last…

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The race for a new Conservative leader

General Politics

UK: Senior Director, Stephen Adams, Practice Lead for UK Politics and Policy, Alex Dawson, and Senior Associate, Joe Armitage, discuss the process of selecting a new leader for the Conservative Party, differences from the leadership race in 2016 and potential front runners.

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