Articles by: Parliament Street

What 5 lessons can all political parties learn from the General Election 2017?

What 5 lessons can all political parties learn from the General Election 2017?

The British public are becoming somewhat accustomed to those early morning “I remember where I was when I first heard it” moments. We woke up to the UK leaving Europe, Trump entering the White House and the Tories just about hanging on in Westminster.  An analysis of the last six weeks demonstrates how political volatility and vulnerability can take an […]

by · 14th June 2017 · Blog
A letter to a nineteen year old me

A letter to a nineteen year old me

Cllr. Richard Harris is an Erewash Borough Councillor and the Disabilities Spokesman for Parliament Street. He is also a passionate Conservative.   Ten years ago I was on the verge of turning twenty years of age. I was struggling through my second year at University and as a Disabled student was wondering what life had in store for me. 2007 […]

by · 12th June 2017 · Blog
Tim Focas speaks to Computer Business Review

Tim Focas speaks to Computer Business Review

Friday 9th June 2017 Parliament Street’s Director of Financial Services, Tim Focas was interviewed today about the surprising result of yesterday’s British general election. You can read Tim’s interview here. Alternatively it is reprinted below: Fintech Sector Will Not Take Election Results Kindly Tim Focas, director of financial services at City think tank Parliament Street: “May’s decision to abandon fiscal […]

by · 9th June 2017 · Press Room
The Road to Westminster with J.P. Floru

The Road to Westminster with J.P. Floru

Today we were joined by Westminster Councillor J.P. Floru, to go through this morning’s must read opinion editorials. J.P. is a former European Parliamentary candidate and Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party. He is the author of two books on free market economics and will be publishing a travel guide to North Korea later this month.

by · 6th June 2017 · Podcast, Blog
NEW RESEARCH – Three Benefits to UK Businesses in Post-Brexit Britain

NEW RESEARCH – Three Benefits to UK Businesses in Post-Brexit Britain

In a new research paper, Parliament Street’s Georgia Kirke outlines the opportunities available for British business in the aftermath of Brexit. Read the paper below:   Parliament Street – 3 Benefits To UK Businesses Post-Brexit

by · 6th June 2017 · Research
Parliament Street speaks to John Mills

Parliament Street speaks to John Mills

Parliament Street’s Christopher Herman speaks to John Mills, Founder and Chairman of JML, the consumer goods company. John is a long standing Labour Party member, having served almost continuously on Camden Borough Council from 1971 to 2006. He is the Chairman of both Labour Leave and Labour Future. He was also a Co-Chairman of  Business for Britain and between 1985 […]

by and · 1st June 2017 · Podcast
Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

By Kate Baldwin There’s no question that Diane Abbott has made a few interview gaffes in her time. It’s fair to say, for instance, that numbers aren’t her thing. However, the latest interview ‘mishap’ on today’s Andrew Marr show where, while commenting on her previous pro-IRA statements, she remarked that “I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I […]

by · 28th May 2017 · Labour Party
Emily Purssell – Research Associate

Emily Purssell – Research Associate

Emily Purssell is a final year politics and international relations student at the University of Bath. She has spent that past year working in the House of Commons for the Environmental Audit Select Committee. From this she brings knowledge of sustainable development and UK environmental issues and policy. She also has an interest in gender and identity politics and in […]

by · 27th May 2017 · Apprentice Scheme
Tim Focas writes for FTSE Global Markets

Tim Focas writes for FTSE Global Markets

Friday 19th May 2017 Parliament Street’s Director of Financial Services, Tim Focas has written a new opinion piece for FTSE Global Markets. In his piece, Tim argues that Labour’s proposed “Robin Hood” tax will hit their target voter hardest. You can read the article here. Alternatively it is reprinted below: UK election 2017: Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only […]

by · 19th May 2017 · Press Room
Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

By Tim Focas, director of financial services at Parliament Street. Another day of the election campaign, and another barmy policy pledge. Labour’s proposals for a tax on financial transactions is a further reminder, as if the electorate needed one, of the economic incompetence that lies ahead should Corbyn by some miracle find himself in Number 10. However, the difference with this […]

by · 19th May 2017 · Economy & Tax, Blog