Articles by: Tim Focas

Senator Meghan or Governor Markle?

Senator Meghan or Governor Markle?

by Patrick Sullivan, Chief Executive of Parliament Street In our postmodern reality, we have seen a fusion of news and entertainment. As such, this means that entertainment, as much as anything, drives the news. What’s in the news affects and impacts the world we live in and the way we see the world. Ergo, in order to understand current events, […]

by · 1st April 2021 · frontpage
NEW POLICY PAPER – Paying for the Pandemic

NEW POLICY PAPER – Paying for the Pandemic

In a brand-new policy paper for Parliament Street, Dr. Peter Hill argues that in a post-Covid world there are alternatives to tax rises and spending cuts as a way of paying for the pandemic and stimulating a recovery. Through “debt monetisation” the Government could dramatically reduce the national debt overnight while also “priming the pump” for a post-Covid recovery. Read […]

by · 5th March 2021 · frontpage
Budget 2021: Back skills say tech industry leaders

Budget 2021: Back skills say tech industry leaders

Business chiefs and IT professionals have called for the government to underline its commitment to cyber skills, digital empowerment and support for workers to improve their IT capabilities, ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Covid-19 recovery budget. Patrick Sullivan writes. As Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to deliver a budget like no other, key figures in the technology landscape have spoken to […]

by · 2nd March 2021 · Economy & Tax, Blog
Information Age covers Parliament Street research showing the Home Office had a 24% rise in permanent IT staff during the Covid-19 pandemic

Information Age covers Parliament Street research showing the Home Office had a 24% rise in permanent IT staff during the Covid-19 pandemic

Monday 22nd February 2021 Today, Information Age reported on new Parliament Street research showing that permanent IT staff working for the Home Office rose by 24% during the Covid-19 pandemic. The article can be read here, or alternatively the text can be read below: Home Office reports 24% rise in permanent IT staff during Covid-19 pandemic A response to an […]

by · 22nd February 2021 · Research
InfoSecurity Magazine Covers Parliament Street Research Revealing NHS Staff Were Hit by Almost 140,000 Malicious Emails in 2020.

InfoSecurity Magazine Covers Parliament Street Research Revealing NHS Staff Were Hit by Almost 140,000 Malicious Emails in 2020.

Monday 8th February 2021 Today, InfoSecurity magazine reported on Parliament Street research showing that NHS staff reported 27,958 suspected phishing emails targeting the NHSmail email service in 2020. The article can be read here, or alternatively the text can be read below: NHS Staff Hit by Almost 140,000 Malicious Emails in 2020 Official figures from NHS Digital show that NHS […]

by · 8th February 2021 · Research
Elon Musk and the meteoric rise of Bitcoin

Elon Musk and the meteoric rise of Bitcoin

In a turbulent week whereby a billionaire sent the price of Bitcoin surging Patrick Sullivan examines the implications for the credibility of cryptocurrency and the watershed moment whereby investment in crypto became a mainstream practice. The price of bitcoin rocketed on Monday after Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and billionaire Tesla CEO, publicly announced that he was a ‘supporter’ of the […]

by · 2nd February 2021 · Opinion Editorials, Blog
Computer Weekly reports on Parliament Street research revealing an 18% rise in data loss incidents with the Ministry of Defence.

Computer Weekly reports on Parliament Street research revealing an 18% rise in data loss incidents with the Ministry of Defence.

Monday 18th January 2021 Today, Computer Weekly reported on new Parliament Street research which reveals that Britain’s Ministry of Defence reported more than five hundred data security incidents in 2019-20, with seven serious enough to warrant disclosure to the ICO. The article can be read here, or alternative the text can be read below: MoD reports 18% rise in data […]

by · 18th January 2021 · Research
The Sun reports on Parliament Street uncovering a ‘free’ Cadbury’s hamper scam on Facebook

The Sun reports on Parliament Street uncovering a ‘free’ Cadbury’s hamper scam on Facebook

Monday 9th November 2020 Today, The Sun reported on Parliament Street uncovering an an unscrupulous scam competition offering free chocolate. Read the article here, or alternatively the text of it can be read below: CHOC HORROR: Warning over ‘free’ Cadbury’s hamper scam on Facebook that steals your bank details CHOCOLATE fans are being warned about a Cadbury scam on Facebook […]

by · 9th November 2020 · Press Room, News
Divided Government, Civil Unity

Divided Government, Civil Unity

Today marks the third day since the US Presidential Election and we are still waiting for the winner. With a divided government looking increasingly likely, America needs a President that can bring the country together, writes Parliament Street C.E.O., Patrick Sullivan.  Politics is always in perpetual motion. This means that while the rest of us are trying to catch up […]

by · 6th November 2020 · US Politics, Blog
Parliament Street C.E.O. speaks to Express.co.uk

Parliament Street C.E.O. speaks to Express.co.uk

Sunday 1st November 2020 In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Patrick Sullivan, chief executive of the Parliament Street think tank, criticised Members of the House of Lords for using their “unelected power” to try and thwart historic democratic decisions. The article can be read here, or alternative the text of the article can be read below: Shut it down, Boris! […]

by · 1st November 2020 · Press Room, News