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State of the Union – Trump 2.0?

31st January 2018

Donald Trump proclaimed a “new American moment” as he delivered his maiden State of the Union speech to Congress last night. Liam Parker, Pagefield partner and Boris Johnson’s former director of political communications, analyses what the future holds for Trump, the Republican Party and a possible US-UK free trade agreement. Ted Cruz (formerly ‘Lyin Ted’) on his […]

Behind the Headlines: Maybot takes on Big Tech

26th January 2018

Amid a growing backlash against Silicon Valley tech giants , the Prime Minister offered her input this week at Davos, taking aim at social media platforms and rolling out her vision for the role of tech in the global economy. David Leslie asks what the future holds for ‘big tech’ at a time when the sector’s problems seem to be mounting.

Behind the Headlines: Amazon Priming for Premier League promotion?

8th January 2018

Last week saw reports that Amazon is in conversation with the Premier League, with a view to securing broadcast rights for top tier football. The move has raised eyebrows, but it is far from unique. It follows a fragmentation of sports broadcasting rights and, more generally, television viewing habits.

Behind the headlines: a driverless future?

30th October 2017

Interest is growing across the government and media in the powerful potential of autonomous vehicle technology. Ed Brown looks at how the race to develop driverless cars is developing, and how they could transform the places and space we inhabit.

Behind the Headlines: Cheers all round for cut-price beer

20th September 2017

One of the nation’s esteemed pub chiefs has slashed prices across the country in a clarion call to Government and industry alike. Ben Stetson takes a look at Tim Martin’s latest contribution to a political debate.

Behind the Headlines: Big Boys Club?

21st July 2017

For the first time in the corporation’s history, the BBC has revealed the salaries of its highest paid talent. Olivia Crawford reports on the media’s reaction in this week’s Behind The Headlines.

Behind The Headlines: did Coca Cola’s plastic promise fall flat?

17th July 2017

Coca-Cola has been on the receiving end of one of the media’s current cause celebres: plastic packaging. This week the drinks company made a fresh commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its plastic bottles. While some have welcomed the move, others have accused the fizz experts of anaemic ambition. Sam Barnett looks at what’s happened and why Coca-Cola may need to give more than an extra 10%.