General Election: Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign u-turn

by H+K United Kingdom

June 2, 2017

General Election: Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign u-turn

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. With just days to go before polling day Jeremy Corbyn was meant to have floundered at every step. The British public would have made their minds up about his dodgy political track record and decided that he was fundamentally unsuited to be their next Prime Minister. That … Read more

Women’s Sport Week: Battle of the Blogs

For Women’s Sports Week, four members of the the H+K Sports team tasked themselves to give their perspective on the below statement in 250 words. Here you can find the different opinions from both a male and female point of view. Girls are more suited to some sports over others and we shouldn’t strive for equal … Read more

“We Are All a Force for Good”: P&G on Gender Equality, Creativity and Responsibility

Gender Equality

Today Madonna Badger returned to the Cannes Lions stage to talk about Creativity and Responsibility. The festival’s biggest sensation from last year was on a panel hosted by P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard and was joined by media legend Tina Brown CBE and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Quite the line-up. I’m always fairly skeptical … Read more

Queen’s Speech: what it means for financial services

The usual pomp and ceremony associated with a normal state opening of Parliament was played down today. Theresa May needed to negotiate right to the wire with the DUP and ended up with a minority Government. Many Conservative MPs are unhappy. Further strain has been placed on Theresa May from 30 Conservative backbenchers who’ve declared … Read more

Queen’s Speech: implications for energy and transport

For energy and transport the Queen’s Speech was a little light. However, this is unlikely to come as a huge shock for sectors that are awaiting key policy decisions (Industrial Strategy, Low Carbon Growth Plan, Air Quality Plan, and National Productivity Investment Fund) rather than new legislation. Equally they may welcome that their futures are … Read more

What’s the significance of today’s speech?

Today’s Queen’s Speech could perhaps be summarised by the removal of the word great from the formerly “Great” Repeal Bill. This was an austere speech that focused on core issues like Brexit, social justice infrastructure and technology, stripping away the bravado of May’s previous Government. Yet it was also an important speech. Firstly we must … Read more

Who’s behind the Queen’s Speech?

Today it was reported that John Godfrey, the Prime Minister’s Head of the Policy Unit, was stepping down from his post.  It would appear that the Queen’s Speech, on which he has been working these past few weeks since the election marked the death of the manifesto, was one of his last tasks.  This marks … Read more

What didn’t make it into the Queen’s Speech

This Queen’s Speech was supposed to reflect the winning party’s manifesto. But with the General Election having seen Prime Minister Theresa May’s Commons majority wiped out, it was just as interesting to consider what policies weren’t included. From the Cabinet to the backbenches, there has been plenty of chatter over the past week about what … Read more