We are now approaching Terminus Day: All change please

By Rebecca Coleman This week’s PMQs was the first following the announcement that all over-18s could now book their vaccine appointments. For the leaders of the opposition parties, this was perhaps the signal they had been waiting for, that for the most part, it was time to get back to politics-as-usual. Indeed, those who tuned…

Experiencing the other side of the property market

By Megan Sawh Working in SEC Newgate’s residential property team for almost three years now, I’ve spent a lot of time visiting and looking around new homes and marketing suites. Having recently started the hunt for my own first home, in the middle of the pandemic, it was rather a different experience being on the…

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? The Brexit Edition

From the UK… by Tiffany Burrows Five years ago, in stark contrast to today’s sunny skies, the heavens opened as people across the UK voted on a simple question in terms, but not in substance: Remain in or Leave the EU. The Brexit referendum has become for me one of those reference points where most…

Planning a COVID-19 wedding

By Imogen Shaw My fiancé and I got engaged at the end of 2018 and started planning the wedding almost immediately. Both organisers by nature, we enjoyed about three months of feeling smug that we had managed to plan and book most of a fairly big wedding by autumn 2019, almost a year in advance…

Boris the Wizard: Techno-Optimism in the Quest for Net Zero

By Will McMyn It has been announced that Boris Johnson will chair a new National Science and Technology Council and he was quoted as saying: “With the right direction, pace and backing, we can breathe life into many more scientific and technological breakthroughs that transform the lives of people across the UK and the world”.  The Prime…

Is renting the new buying?

By Laura Sears The UK is a nation of homeowners, the aspiration of which is viewed by many as a major life goal, the product of a lot of hard work and saving. However, new research from agents Hamptons has revealed that it’s cheaper to rent a home than it is to buy one, with…

Marx, Engels, Lenin… Southgate?

By Liam Baker In a nation most characteristically associated with apathy and the avoidance of eye contact, the experience of a collective, exuberant pride should count as a secular miracle. In recent years, this pride has found a singular source of inspiration: the England national football team. In 2018, we were treated to a hopefulness…

PM’s WhatsApp messages: Embarrassing but not explosive. For now.

By Fraser Raleigh The Prime Minister yesterday had to contend with something that would bring most people out in a cold sweat, as he saw screenshots of his old WhatsApp messages plastered across social media.   The messages, released in another instalment of Dominic Cummings’ magnum opus COVID Twitter thread showed his late night exchanges with the Prime…