Articles by: Parliament Street

Michael Gove’s Hug of Death

Michael Gove’s Hug of Death

By Matt Gass So another reshuffle has come and gone. The consensus on Ed Miliband’s reorganisation has been that it solidified the leftward lurch that has been building since the Labour Party Conference. Many have described it as a Blairite cull given due to the demotion of several shadow ministers seen as centrists, such as Liam Byrne who has moved […]

by · 13th October 2013 · Blog
Parliament Street Conference wrap up

Parliament Street Conference wrap up

Eric Pickles addresses the Parliament Street Reception I want to start by thanking everyone who made the 2013 Conservative Party Conference such a great event, and in particular to everyone who helped make Parliament Street’s second conference a resounding success. As with last year we hosted two events – an evening reception for our members and a panel discussion with […]

by · 5th October 2013 · past, Events, Blog
Monday 30th September 2013- Life After the Lib Dems

Monday 30th September 2013- Life After the Lib Dems

On 30 September 2013, Parliament Street hosted one of the most interesting and topical fringe events of Conservative Party Conference – ‘Life After the Lib Dems’. The event was chaired by Parliament Street’s Nabil Najjar, and we were joined by a first-class panel including the Rt. Hon. John Redwood MP, Shaun Bailey, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, Melanie Phillips […]

by · 3rd October 2013 · 2013 Events Calendar
Parliament Street in the Daily Mail

Parliament Street in the Daily Mail

The following diary piece was featured in the Daily Mail on Monday 30th September 2013. Ofcom Pornography A think-tank has called for staff at Ofcom to be punished if they look at online pornography. Steven George-Hilley of Parliament Street, which found that staff at the media regulator had tried to access explicit sites 4,234 times since June, said it must […]

by · 30th September 2013 · Press Room
‘Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet’ by Jesse Norman MP

‘Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet’ by Jesse Norman MP

By Matthew Gass An idealistic MP, who also finds the time to be a prolific writer, makes a point of fighting battles on the big controversial issues of the day, the consequences of which damage his prospects of a ministerial career. Another, just for fun. An old Etonian, who chooses not to go by his first name Alexander, noted for […]

by · 22nd September 2013 · Reviews & Arts
Alone in the national interest

Alone in the national interest

In the run up to our panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference, including John Redwood MP and the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips, we’ve been asking what “Life After the Lib Dems” will really mean. Today Matthew Corner argues that it would be better to form a minority government than enter another coalition. Join us on Monday 30 September from […]

by and · 21st September 2013 · Home Affairs
Our “Life After the Lib Dems” may not start in 2015

Our “Life After the Lib Dems” may not start in 2015

In the run up to our panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference, including John Redwood MP and the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips, we’ve been asking what “Life After the Lib Dems” will really mean. Today Mahyar Tousi asks whether the coalition is heading towards a divorce or merely a trial separation. Join us on Monday 30 September from 5:30-7:00pm […]

by · 20th September 2013 · Home Affairs
Should “Life after the Lib Dems” start sooner rather than later?

Should “Life after the Lib Dems” start sooner rather than later?

In the run up to our panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference, including John Redwood MP and the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips, we’ve been asking what “Life After the Lib Dems” will really mean. Today Shaun Dias starts us off by asking whether the Coalition should be allowed to to last until 2015. Join us on Monday 30 September […]

by and · 16th September 2013 · Home Affairs
Parliament Street Hosts Jonathan Aitken Speaking on Richard Nixon’s Centenary

Parliament Street Hosts Jonathan Aitken Speaking on Richard Nixon’s Centenary

By Matthew Gass On Wednesday 4 September Parliament Street hosted Jonathan Aitken, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and biographer of Richard Nixon, to speak on the 37th President’s centenary. While many biographies of Nixon have appeared over the years Aitken, an interesting and controversial figure in his own right,  was one of the few writers to interview Nixon personally. […]

by · 9th September 2013 · frontpage

The Spanish Escalation

  Andreas Nicolaides looks at the escalating row over the British territory The last few weeks have seen what should have been a rather trivial event – the creation of an artificial reef for marine life – escalate into a full blown diplomatic row. Lying just off the coast of Spain around the western tip of the continent, the rock […]

by · 22nd August 2013 · Blog