Articles by: Parliament Street Blog

Putting mental health on an equal footing with our physical well-being.

Putting mental health on an equal footing with our physical well-being.

by Cameron Wall Around one quarter of the NHS’ disease burden is caused by mental health cases and one in four people will experience some kind of mental health issue each year. Such illnesses affect us individually, of course, but they also have a profound affect on the people close to us; friends, family members, partners and colleagues. The way […]

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Hunting Act repeal debate sparks vicious online abuse from anti-Tory extremists

As the debate over the Hunting Ban resurfaces following David Cameron’s pledge to offer a free vote on the issue , anti- Tory agitators have been quick to hijack the mood. Following an online poll to debate the issue on Facebook, mixed messages of both support for the repeal and constructive comments from those  against, quickly transcended into vile anti- Cameron […]

Why it’s now time to protect the free market for tickets

Why it’s now time to protect the free market for tickets

While we’re busy enjoying the first majority Conservative government for nearly two decades it can be easy to forget the previous five years of being beholden to the Lib Dems. There are always small reminders, however, of the unwelcome legacy that they left behind. One of the most egregious of these saw the party shoehorn an amendment into the Consumer […]

by and · 18th June 2015 · Blog
Why do polling companies keep getting it wrong?

Why do polling companies keep getting it wrong?

  This year to date has proven to be a nightmare year for opinion polling companies across Europe. The Scottish Referendum in September 2014 turned out to be difficult to predict, although opinion polling companies such as YouGov came close to predicting the final outcome. The recent Israeli election, combined with the recent General Elections in both the United Kingdom […]

by · 15th June 2015 · Research
Dealing seriously with immigration & border control means standing up to Brussels

Dealing seriously with immigration & border control means standing up to Brussels

Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf-Fisher writes about the challenges facing the United Kingdom in relation to border control and immigration.  Check out the blog here. With thanks to The Freedom Association (TFA).      

by · 22nd May 2015 · Blog
10 letterboxes that political activists DREAD

10 letterboxes that political activists DREAD

As polling day gets ever closer, Parliament Street took some time out to share some photos from the campaign trail. If there’s one thing that unites activists from all political backgrounds, it’s the hell that comes from the following letterboxes… 1. The annoying sideways letterbox  2. As if number 1 couldn’t get any worse….. The annoying sideways letterbox + knocker 3. […]

by · 4th May 2015 · Blog
It’s time to expose Labour’s zero-hour contracts hypocrisy and establish the facts

It’s time to expose Labour’s zero-hour contracts hypocrisy and establish the facts

Parliament Street discusses the role zero-hour contracts are playing in Labour’s election campaign and why it must be challenged. ‘Zero-hours contracts’- it’s a term that keeps appearing this election. Despite Labour’s commitment to making it ‘a thing’, it’s not some new phenomenon and it’s one campaign the Conservatives really need to prevent from hitting the mainstream. Particularly when three-quarters of the rise […]

by · 21st April 2015 · Blog