Articles by: Parliament Street

Why it’s now time to protect the free market for tickets

Why it’s now time to protect the free market for tickets

While we’re busy enjoying the first majority Conservative government for nearly two decades it can be easy to forget the previous five years of being beholden to the Lib Dems. There are always small reminders, however, of the unwelcome legacy that they left behind. One of the most egregious of these saw the party shoehorn an amendment into the Consumer […]

The OUT campaign need to decide on an over-arching core message ASAP

The OUT campaign need to decide on an over-arching core message ASAP

If eurosceptics of the better-off-out variety are going to win the EU referendum in 2017, then they are going to need to decide on an over-arching core message. What follows are a few ideas, probably better described as intuitions that I believe the “Out” campaign need to take note of when they determine that message. I’m going to start by […]

by and · 17th June 2015 · Blog
Peace building in Israel needs to come from individuals, not governments

Peace building in Israel needs to come from individuals, not governments

If there is one truth about the Arab-Israeli conflict, it is that things aren’t as black and white as some would like them to be. Both Israelis and Palestinians have an equal claim to a land that was successively dominated by Jews, Christians and Arabs throughout history. Groups on all sides put forward alternative arguments to justify their right to different […]

by and · 16th June 2015 · Blog
Why do polling companies keep getting it wrong?

Why do polling companies keep getting it wrong?

  This year to date has proven to be a nightmare year for opinion polling companies across Europe. The Scottish Referendum in September 2014 turned out to be difficult to predict, although opinion polling companies such as YouGov came close to predicting the final outcome. The recent Israeli election, combined with the recent General Elections in both the United Kingdom […]

by and · 15th June 2015 · Research
Georgia Pactor: Labour depend on class division. The Tories’, on aspiration.

Georgia Pactor: Labour depend on class division. The Tories’, on aspiration.

  It is undeniable that Labour has lost its way with the blue-collar worker vote they once had. Whether this is down to Blair’s shift to the political centre-ground , or Miliband’s attempt to woo hard-left voters with socialist rhetoric, they just aren’t cutting it with aspirational voters. In September 2013, Miliband planned to ‘bring socialism back to Britain’, yet again […]

by and · 13th June 2015 · Tory Thought
The Republican Primary Fight Has Once Again Become A Circus

The Republican Primary Fight Has Once Again Become A Circus

How many more Republicans have to announce their bid to run for President before we say enough is enough? Right now, there are nine Republicans already declared with at least six more who are expected to announce their intentions soon. The Democrats, meanwhile, have three declared candidates (Clinton, Sanders & O’Malley), which is more manageable and provides less possibility for […]

by and · 2nd June 2015 · US Politics, Blog
Parliament Street in The Sun

Parliament Street in The Sun

  Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf-Fisher was quoted in The Sun today, commenting on reports of frivolous entertainment expenditure by the BBC Critics slammed the spending, with Mo Metcalf-Fisher of think tank Parliament Street calling it “frivolous”. He said last night: “Holding an event in San Francisco is absurd. I don’t see how it could benefit the licence-fee payer or BBC […]

by · 26th May 2015 · Press Room
Mo Metcalf-Fisher published by The Freedom Association

Mo Metcalf-Fisher published by The Freedom Association

22 May 2015 Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf-Fisher published an article for The Freedom Association today on the challenges facing the United Kingdom in relation to border control and immigration, and how dealing seriously with immigration and border control means standing up to Brussels. Immigration is one of the most important issues facing Britain today. Despite some significant changes by the […]

by · 22nd May 2015 · Press Room
Dealing seriously with immigration & border control means standing up to Brussels

Dealing seriously with immigration & border control means standing up to Brussels

Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf-Fisher writes about the challenges facing the United Kingdom in relation to border control and immigration.  Check out the blog here. With thanks to The Freedom Association (TFA).      

by and · 22nd May 2015 · Blog
If it’s an EU referendum you’re after, vote Conservative

If it’s an EU referendum you’re after, vote Conservative

Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf- Fisher explains why if it’s an EU referendum and stronger border controls you’re after, the Conservatives are the best choice.  Imagine this. You wake up Friday to find Ed Miliband is Prime Minister. You either voted Labour (so you’re probably happy and don’t need to read on) but you also could have voted UKIP. You care […]