Articles by: Parliament Street

Brexiteers beware: May’s election timing points towards an era of transitional agreements

Brexiteers beware: May’s election timing points towards an era of transitional agreements

By Tim Focas Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once said that the “essential ingredient of politics is timing”. With less than 24 months to go until Britain official exits from Brussels, one can’t help but feel that the Prime Minister’s snap election is underpinned by her desire to buy herself more time to renegotiate Britain’s new trading relationship with […]

by · 23rd April 2017 · frontpage
BRIEFING PAPER – French Presidential Election

BRIEFING PAPER – French Presidential Election

Parliament Street’s Director for Public Opinion and Polling has produced a timely briefing note before tomorrow’s French Presidential Election first round! French-Presidential-Elections-Briefing

by · 22nd April 2017 · Research
This election is all about leadership

This election is all about leadership

By Jack Emsley  For the nine months of Theresa May’s Premiership, her opponents have focused on something of a theme; they’ve called her unelected, said she has no mandate, and argue that she cannot command the confidence of the country as she’s never asked for it. They argue that she cannot bring the United Kingdom out of the single market, […]

by · 21st April 2017 · frontpage
Why May was right to call for a snap election

Why May was right to call for a snap election

By James Hutton The odd formality of the House of Commons voting to dissolve itself passed today, with 522 votes for and 13 against. It was an unexpected call from the Prime Minister, given her previous opposition to it—but also the right one. Britain negotiating her departure from the European Union will be difficult. Some aspects of the negotiations may […]

by · 19th April 2017 · frontpage
Why the Labour Party must return to its Zionist roots

Why the Labour Party must return to its Zionist roots

By Christopher Herman Zionism was once an epithet of the left; the left must return to making the progressive case for Israel. In the past twenty years a belief in the state of Israel, among the left, has become increasingly marginalised. So much so that the stance of George Galloway has become more acceptable among the left than that of […]

by · 10th April 2017 · frontpage
BRIEFING PAPER – British attitudes to military intervention in Syria

BRIEFING PAPER – British attitudes to military intervention in Syria

In the aftermath of last week’s U.S air strikes on Syria; Parliament Street’s Director of British and European Politics, James Downes, has produced this timely briefing paper which summarises British attitudes to military intervention in Syria. Public-Opinion-Military-Intervention-in-Syria.odt

by · 10th April 2017 · Research
We must stand up against brutal tyrants

We must stand up against brutal tyrants

Parliament Street CEO, Patrick Sullivan writes an Op-Ed about the recent events in Syria and the challenges facing the International Community. Donald Trump has passed the first real leadership test of his young Presidency and shocked many in the process. In the abstract it is easy to say that we should not get involved in situations involving “far away people […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Foreign Affairs
Ava Etemadzadeh – Secretary

Ava Etemadzadeh – Secretary

Ava Etemadzadeh joined Parliament Street in 2017. Ava has been an active member of the Labour Party for the past 5 years and Chair of Essex Labour Students for the past two. She recently graduated from the University of Essex with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. During her studies, she worked for the then Shadow Minister for the […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Executive
Aspire to beat the Haters

Aspire to beat the Haters

by Cllr. Richard Harris Ask yourself this; have you ever been bullied? Abused? Tormented? Tortured? Some of those words might seem a bit over the top, a bit extreme. As someone who has been bullied, as a child and as a young adult, I can tell you, this is not extreme, it’s the dark reality of life.The bullying at school […]

by · 7th April 2017 · frontpage
My journey through mental illness

My journey through mental illness

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman bravely talks about his struggles with Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).   When I started thinking about writing about my own mental health experience […]

by · 7th April 2017 · frontpage