James Frayne

(Contributor)

James Frayne is director of public opinion specialists Public First and author of Meet the People, the go-to guide to consumer and citizen mobilisation, published by Harriman House.

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Back in 1783, when Britain signed a trade deal with the fledgling United States as part of the Treaty of Paris which concluded [...]

13 March
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There are normally a few government reviews that businesses seem to be obsessed with. [...]

10 March
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We are approaching a serious crisis in the relationship between ministers, advisers and civil servants. While governments have [...]

24 February
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Picture the scene: a small conglomerate of agricultural businesses demand a meeting with their local legislator. They tell her [...]

10 February
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The fintech sector is so used to being publicly lauded that this week’s comments by the governor of the Bank of England will [...]

27 January
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“Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion.” – Queen Elizabeth I [...]

17 January
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Occasionally, highly educated Londoners half-jokingly, half-wistfully suggest the city should declare independence from the rest [...]

13 January
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Brexit will completely dominate 2017. The big short-term question is whether the government’s initial negotiating position [...]

3 January
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Well, it’d be hard to do worse than the politicians. And Trump’s appointments make some sense. Exxon’s Rex Tillerson, in [...]

15 December
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Culture wars are raging in Britain and America and businesses are stuck uncomfortably in the middle. [...]

9 December
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Oscar Wilde famously wrote that “there is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked [...]

24 November
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More businesses are justifying price rises by blaming the fall in the pound post-Brexit. [...]

10 November
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The Prime Minister must begin to explain Britain’s role in the world outside the EU – something ambitious enough to match [...]

27 October
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Businesses are often surprised by government announcements, mistaking civilised interactions with ministers and advisers for [...]

13 October
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The Labour Party is in rapid decline. Now Jeremy Corbyn has been confirmed as Labour’s alternative Prime Minister at the next [...]

29 September
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