Articles by: Parliament Street

Opinion: How the West is Failing Libya

Opinion: How the West is Failing Libya

  Tom Lahey argues that the West should be doing more to protect Libya from the evil forces of ISIL. In 2011, an opportunity presented itself to the Western powers to intervene in a revolution in Libya and overthrow long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi. NATO- led by Britain and France, with support from other allies including the United States- provided much […]

by and · 16th February 2015 · Uncategorized
What underpins the electoral success of UKIP?

What underpins the electoral success of UKIP?

In this new Parliament Street paper, James Somper writes that Ukip’s performance at the polls is underpinned by the ‘political disaffection’ of a minority who feel that ‘their values and preferences’ have been excluded from the contemporary political arena.

by · 15th February 2015 · Research
Parliament Street Findings: Met Police misplace more than 1,000 electronic gadgets since 2010

Parliament Street Findings: Met Police misplace more than 1,000 electronic gadgets since 2010

Thousands of laptops and mobile phone devices have been lost by officers and staff of the Metropolitan Police, since 2010. Some 24 laptops, 251 personal digital assistants (PDAs) and 172 BlackBerry handsets were mislaid by employees of the Met Police in nearly five years from 2010. The statistics, revealed following a freedom of information request, also showed that 21 BlackBerrys, nine […]

by and · 9th February 2015 · Tech Frontiers
Poor Tristram Hunt: Labour will be catastrophic for education

Poor Tristram Hunt: Labour will be catastrophic for education

Steve Mastin argues that although a 1st rate historian, Tristram Hunt is a third rate politician and a fourth rate shadow education secretary.  On May 8th, we could wake up to find not only that Miliband and Balls hold the levers of power but, worse still, that Tristram Hunt is Education Secretary.  I say we, meaning those like me who are teachers […]

by and · 9th February 2015 · Tory Thought
Opinion: Looking ahead to The Commonwealth

Opinion: Looking ahead to The Commonwealth

Writing for Parliament Street, Chad Blackman offers an interesting insight into what the future could hold for Britain and The Commonwealth.    With a general election in the United Kingdom a mere three months away and with the possibility of one of the world’s largest global trading nations and players, leaving the European Union (EU) trading bloc, there is arguably […]

Examining the differences between U.S and UK elections

Examining the differences between U.S and UK elections

Parliament Street’s newest contributor, Tom Lahey, writes about how American campaigns operate and how it differs from his experience here in the UK so far, as the General Election approaches. For what it’s worth, American campaigns aren’t all well-run. Sure, you have massive operations like Romney or Obama 2012 where the campaigns have the candidate’s every move choreographed to the […]

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Parliament Street’s Tom Hunt argues that unless the EU elites give ground and recognise their inability to transcend ingrained political cultures, the European project in destined for failure. The European elite have tried and failed in their attempts at trying to get different European nation states to conform to particular ways of behaving and expressing themselves economically. This has been […]

The Sun on Sunday: Georgia Toffolo joins Parliament Street

The Sun on Sunday: Georgia Toffolo joins Parliament Street

Parliament Street was on page 2 of the Sun today (4 January 2014), covering our appointment of Georgia Toffolo. Georgia Toffolo, who appears in the reality television show Made in Chelsea, joins Parliament Street as events manager.

by · 4th January 2015 · Press Room, News
Fostering democracy in North Korea

Fostering democracy in North Korea

In December 2014, hackers attacked the computers of Sony Pictures, apparently in an attempt to prevent the release of “The Interview”, a film depicting the fictional assassination of Kim Jong-un. The attack was praised by the North Korean National Defence Commission, describing it as a “righteous deed”, and although the North Koreans publicly deny any involvement in the attack, US investigators have concluded that North Korea was responsible for these actions.

by · 23rd December 2014 · Foreign Affairs, Research, Blog
Parliament Street Anniversary Party

Parliament Street Anniversary Party

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On 24 April, we celebrated our first anniversary at Walkers of Whitehall, ,15 Craig’s Court, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD

The guest speaker was the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP.

Thank you to every one who attended.

by · 24th April 2013 · past, Events