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Behind the Headlines: Freakish foods fuel Battle Royale

23rd March 2017

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’, Princess Anne has openly backed genetically modified (GM) farming. This risks a royal rift with her brother, Charles, a strident anti-GM activist. The debate goes beyond the Windsors’ breakfast place however, with Brexit throwing the UK’s GM policy into question. Sam Barnett takes as look at the story and the next steps for the GM industry.

PMQs 15/03/2017

15th March 2017

Improvisation has never been Corbyn’s strongpoint and, in respect of his remarkable own goal, we bring you a special edition of PMQs to speculate on what could’ve been…

Pagefield Budget Bingo

7th March 2017

To mark the final Spring Budget – and Philip Hammond’s first – why not join us for a spot of Budget Bingo. Normal rules apply.

Behind the Headlines: HMD Global goes retro, relaunching the Nokia 3310

3rd March 2017

On Monday we woke to the monophonic sounds of the late 90s, with news that HMD Global had relaunched the Nokia 3310. But does HMD Global think that the handset will sell, or was this a well-executed PR stunt to raise the profile of Nokia’s new range of smart phones? Pagefield’s Ellie Riddles gives her take.

PMQs 01/03/2017

1st March 2017

The PM went into the Chamber today bolstered by last week’s by-election win in Copeland – the first time a sitting government in power has taken a seat off the opposition since 1982. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for her to raise the victory, much to the delight of her benches, but the session as a whole certainly wasn’t plain sailing. Ben Winter watches PMQs so you don’t have to.

PMQs 22/02/2017

22nd February 2017

This week’s PMQs focused yet again on the NHS. Featuring an unlikely ‘dabbing’ incident in the chamber, Alice Hawken watched it so you don’t have to…

Pagefield’s Five Golden Rules for Select Committee Appearances

15th February 2017

Appearing before a Parliamentary Select Committee can be a daunting experience, particularly when political scrutiny is compounded by intense media interest. Good preparation is, therefore key. Marie Lorimer gives us five golden rules for all organisations to live by when under the select committee spotlight.

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