Articles by: Parliament Street

Why does TFL discriminate against Disabled Commuters?

Why does TFL discriminate against Disabled Commuters?

Cllr. Richard Harris wonders why TfL has not done more to make its services disability friendly. I have been in an active role in politics now for the best part of nine years. This means commuting from Derbyshire to the capital for meetings at CCHQ and the occasional Parliamentary briefing. I am therefore fairly accustomed to travelling by train and […]

by · 27th January 2018 · Disabilities, Tory Thought
Tim Focas speaks exclusively to Express.co.uk

Tim Focas speaks exclusively to Express.co.uk

Wednesday 24th January 2018 Today, Express.co.uk exclusively interviewed Parliament Street’s Director of Financial Services an the City of London, Tim Focas. Mr. Focas was giving the reasons behind sterling climb in the financial markets, during the Davos summit. The full article can be read here Or alternatively you can read the relevant extract from the interview below: ” Speaking exclusively […]

by · 24th January 2018 · Press Room
Gorkana.com interviews Steven George-Hilley

Gorkana.com interviews Steven George-Hilley

Wednesday 24th January 2018 Today, our Director of Technology, Steven George-Hilley was interviewed by Gorkana.com, about his new agency Centropy PR. In the interview, Steven kindly credits Parliament Street for developing his policy expertise. We always love to hear of our members getting a high return on involvement, it is one of our key objectives. The full interview can be […]

by · 24th January 2018 · Press Room
Tim Focas writes for FTSE Global Markets

Tim Focas writes for FTSE Global Markets

Monday 22nd January Today, our Director of Financial Services and the City of London, Tim Focas, wrote an opinion editorial for FTSE Global Markets. In the editorial, Mr. Focas argues that London’s fintech investment boom will be boosted by Brexit, not hindered by it.   You can read the original article either here or below: ” London’s fintech investment boom […]

by · 22nd January 2018 · Press Room, Blog
Elizabeth Anderson writes for Conservative Home

Elizabeth Anderson writes for Conservative Home

Saturday 20th January 2018 Following on from Thursday’s event on childhood obesity, in the House of Lords, our Head of Campaigns, Elizabeth Anderson, has written a guest blog on the issue for the influential Conservative Home website. The original piece can be found here.  Alternatively you can read it below:   ” Elizabeth Anderson joined Parliament Street in 2013, as […]

by · 20th January 2018 · Press Room
Thursday 18th January 2018 – Parliament Street Childhood Obesity Symposium

Thursday 18th January 2018 – Parliament Street Childhood Obesity Symposium

Thursday 18th January 2018 Our first event of the year saw Baroness Jenkin hosting us at the House of Lords, earlier this evening.  Focusing on Childhood Obesity, our other panellists – Ben Howlett (Director of think tank Public Policy Projects); Dr Jude Oben (consultant gastroenterologist and founder of the Obesity Action Campaign); Professor John Wass (endocrinologist and Fellow of the Royal […]

by · 20th January 2018 · 2018 Events
How Many Carillions?

How Many Carillions?

Dominique Sayer discusses the collapse of Carillon and its political fallout, from a Labour Party perspective. From Tories to a Trade Union General Secretary, the collapse of Carillion can be seen as nothing else but an absolute failure of decades of government policy. Whether one agrees with free market involvement or full state control of the public sector, there is […]

by · 19th January 2018 · Labour Party
OPINION EDITORIAL – THE CASE FOR FAIRNESS

OPINION EDITORIAL – THE CASE FOR FAIRNESS

Reading a biography of Lord Michael Heseltine is like reading a history book of post-War Britain. His contribution as a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001, leading roles in the Government of Thatcher and Major, and rising to the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, are all worthy of note and praise. His views on Brexit have been perfectly acceptable […]

by · 29th December 2017 · frontpage
‘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