Articles by: Parliament Street

‘No One Is Asking A Small Business To take On Russia’ But We Need To Improve The Nation’s Cyber Defences

‘No One Is Asking A Small Business To take On Russia’ But We Need To Improve The Nation’s Cyber Defences

The threat of cybercrime is constantly growing and evolving: illustrated by the mega-breach of Equifax, where 143 million US and nearly 700,000 UK customers’ data was stolen; the global NotPetra ransomware outbreak that cost shipping giant Maersk $300 million; and the WannaCry ransomware attack that disrupted more than a third of NHS Trusts and resulted in nearly 7,000 cancelled appointments. Despite this, however, there remains a […]

by · 29th December 2017 · Tech Frontiers, Blog
Meritocracy is the best Equalities policy

Meritocracy is the best Equalities policy

There was a piece on the BBC’s Daily Politics Show recently about the notion of All Disabled short lists for selecting Parliamentary candidates. It was likened to the idea of all women shortlists which were in operation within the Labour Party a few years back. For the record, I was violently opposed to that idea and I am equally as […]

by · 28th December 2017 · Disabilities
Searching for Solutions to Rough Sleeping

Searching for Solutions to Rough Sleeping

In amongst the figures for homelessness – which we know includes those who are housed in temporary accommodation, it is easy to simply hope that between the local authorities and charity led shelters, people have some sort of roof over their head, especially in this, the coldest part of the year.  But rough sleeping remains a serious issue in the […]

by · 27th December 2017 · Blog
Parliament Street Homelessness Roundtable

Parliament Street Homelessness Roundtable

In the 5th/6th largest economy in the world, one would be surprised to hear about the rise in homelessness that has occurred over the last decade or so. This December, Parliament Street launched its campaign to increase political and civic activity in tackling homelessness. Although launched at Christmastime, this is a campaign we will be pursuing throughout 2018. On Tuesday […]

by · 27th December 2017 · 2017 Events Calendar
Ben Brickley – Apprentice Scheme Chairman

Ben Brickley – Apprentice Scheme Chairman

Ben Brickley joined Parliament Street in 2017. He has previously worked for the U.S. Embassy under the Obama administration where he helped set up a program designed to get students  in the UK connected with motivational speakers,business leaders and politicians from the United States. In 2014 he worked for Raleigh International in Tanzania providing sustainable development to rural villages and delivering education programs to […]

by · 13th December 2017 · Apprentice Scheme
UPCOMING EVENT – Compassion at Christmastime: A Home for Everyone

UPCOMING EVENT – Compassion at Christmastime: A Home for Everyone

Through these cold winter months and in the run-up to Christmas, where many are caught up in jovial festivities, we feel that it is important to take a step back and consider how best we can address the plight of the homeless, and how a compassionate, caring approach to those who are less fortunate is much needed. Please join Parliament […]

by · 5th December 2017 · 2017 Events Calendar
Claire Nelson – Promotions Director

Claire Nelson – Promotions Director

Claire Nelson joined Parliament Street in 2017. She graduated from the University of York in 2015 with a BA in English Literature and History. Claire speaks Spanish and some Italian after spending time abroad in Italy, Spain and South America, where she volunteered in a children’s home. She is also a TEFL qualified teacher having taught abroad in Chile, China, […]

by · 28th November 2017 · Management Bureau
New Research – Beyond the Far Right?

New Research – Beyond the Far Right?

Dr James F. Downes and Dr. Matthew Loveless have written a new paper for Parliament Street showing that centre right parties have actually (on the whole) outperformed far right parties on the immigration issue across 21st century. Read the paper below: Parliament Street – Beyond the Far Right

by · 22nd November 2017 · Research
Joachim Sabbat – Operations Director

Joachim Sabbat – Operations Director

Joachim Sabbat joined Parliament Street in 2017. He works for an investment banking boutique in Mayfair, specialising in life sciences, where he is responsible for assisting in the preparation of market models and business plans, as well as deal execution and process management.   Joachim graduated in 2014 from Durham University, with a BA in Economics and Politics, during which […]

by · 12th November 2017 · Management Bureau
Cllr. Dr. Peter Hill – Director of Policy

Cllr. Dr. Peter Hill – Director of Policy

Dr Peter Hill joined Parliament Street in 2017.  He works as a freelance academic with current roles at Royal Holloway and King’s College London.  His research focuses on welfare/labour market issues, but has recently centred on how public and social policy is evaluated.  His teaching interests are spread across public policy, economics, project management and strategy. Peter is a also Unitary Authority and Town […]

by · 12th November 2017 · Research council