Articles by: Parliament Street

PODCAST – Maureen Watt, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health

PODCAST – Maureen Watt, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health

Last week, Danny Bowman had the opportunity to sit down with Maureen Watt MSP, the Minister for Mental Health at Holyrood. The role was created by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in her second term reshuffle. Maureen Watt became a member of Scottish Parliament in 2006, making her maiden speech on the subject of drugs and rehabilitation. Prior to entering […]

by · 11th September 2017 · Mental Health
The red pill or the blue pill – the NHS can’t survive unless it wakes up to the healthtech revolution

The red pill or the blue pill – the NHS can’t survive unless it wakes up to the healthtech revolution

Get your tickets for tomorrow’s Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference here. The NHS is in a state of crisis. People are living longer, giving rise to more complex illnesses, which need more expensive treatments – all on an unprecedented scale. With NHS Trusts in England reporting a deficit of £886m earlier this year, it’s clear that the national jewel is […]

by · 8th September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
The Dream is Not Dead for DREAMERs

The Dream is Not Dead for DREAMERs

Our Senior International Correspondent, Thomas Lahey, writes an open letter to those Americans affected by the announcement of the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order.  Look, I get it. I’m angry too. Why would a President who repeatedly said that he “loves” DREAMERs and wants to protect you, then repeal the DACA Executive Order, putting your […]

by · 6th September 2017 · US Politics, Blog
Battle of the bots – who will rise triumphant?

Battle of the bots – who will rise triumphant?

With PWC estimating that up to 30 per cent of existing UK jobs are susceptible to automation from robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) by the early 2030s – 250,000 in the public sector alone – it’s unsurprising that many workers feel a perpetual question mark surrounding the future of their work. Even today’s students are feeling the burden, with nearly […]

by · 5th September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
Parliament Street featured in OK!

Parliament Street featured in OK!

Monday 4th September 2017 Parliament Street’s Head of Events, Georgia Toffolo was recently profiled by OK! Magazine. Georgia has been Parliament Street’s Head of Events since January 2015. You can read the article here. Alternatively, you can read it below: Celebs Go Dating Georgia Toffolo: Made In Chelsea star’s most shocking secrets uncovered from ex boyfriends to politics GEORGIA Toffolo […]

by · 4th September 2017 · Press Room
The next cyberattack could cost you €20 million – and the rest

The next cyberattack could cost you €20 million – and the rest

Kate Baldwin, Parliament Street’s comment editor, looks at how ICO fines will decimate companies that haven’t met the minimum requirements of GDPR. There’s been a significant amount of turbulence around how European laws, regulations and directives will proceed post-Brexit. As exit discussions continue, the Government is naturally keeping its cards to its chest. One of the few things that the […]

by · 1st September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
EVENT: Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference

EVENT: Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference

Parliament Street is pleased to announce a major new Tech Frontiers conference in Westminster on Saturday September 9th. The event will include guest speakers from some of the tech industry’s biggest brands including BT and IBM and will attract entrepreneurs, tech professionals and industry experts. “As Parliament Street continues to thrive during its fifth year, we’re thrilled to announce this flagship event […]

Parliament Street speaks to Dr. Rob Willson about mental health

Parliament Street speaks to Dr. Rob Willson about mental health

Parliament Street’s mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman, recently sat down with renowned therapist, Dr. Rob Willson, for a very special 20 minute podcast about mental health awareness and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Dr. Willson is the chair of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Foundation and spent twelve years working at the Priory Hospital North London where he was a therapist and […]

by · 21st August 2017 · Podcast, Blog
University is just one pathway for our school leavers

University is just one pathway for our school leavers

By Elizabeth Anderson We live in a bubble.  By which I mean, I suspect the majority of people who read this blog will be degree educated, politically active (or at least politically aware), and more likely than not, in or around London.  For us, a bachelors or even a masters is a given – it’s quite simply what people do.  […]

by · 21st August 2017 · Education
Parliament Street C.E.O. Patrick Sullivan on London Live Debate

Parliament Street C.E.O. Patrick Sullivan on London Live Debate

On Tuesday 8th August 2017, Parliament Street’s C.E.O. Patrick Sullivan, was a guest panellist, on the pilot episode of London Live Debate. Patrick spoke about the responsibilities social media had to ensure they didn’t host content that could incite gang violence and also, about the rising crime levels in the capital.  

by · 8th August 2017 · Press Room, News