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Dr Peter Hill, Parliament Street’s Director of Policy responds to Mark Littlewood writing in the Times today

The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of others, or of Parliament Street.   This morning I had the pleasure of reading Mark Littlewood’s article about Britain’s broken housing market (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/philip-hammond-could-solve-the-housing-crisis-and-it-won-t-cost-him-a-penny-rhctfvtdp).  I’m a huge fan of the IEA and the work they’ve done in defence of freedom and free markets over the years.  Indeed, […]

by · 20th November 2017 · Housing
Danny Bowman Speaks at Men Get Eating Disorders Too Conference

Danny Bowman Speaks at Men Get Eating Disorders Too Conference

On the 17th November, Danny Bowman, Mental Health Spokesperson at Parliament Street spoke on the National Men Get Eating Disorders Too Conference in Brighton. Danny spoke about Parliament Street’s recent research into the number of incidents of harassment, cyber-bullying and body shaming recorded by police in 2017. He told the conference that “although these figures don’t directly link the rise […]

by · 20th November 2017 · Blog
Governor-elect of Virginia, Ralph Northam (D) celebrates his election night victory with the other victorious Democratic candidates for state-wide office and outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe (D)

Trump Effect Ignites Democrats in State, Local Elections

Call it the Trump effect, call it luck, call it a good ground game, but the Democratic Party had a night to celebrate on Tuesday when the party won the governor’s races in both Virginia and New Jersey, picked up mayor and council seats nationwide, and picked up more seats in the Virginia House of Delegates in a single election […]

by · 13th November 2017 · Blog
NEW RESEARCH – Parliament Street publishes NEW BOOK:  ‘True Blue’

NEW RESEARCH – Parliament Street publishes NEW BOOK: ‘True Blue’

Parliament Street is pleased to announce that its new book ‘True Blue’, is now available to buy on Kindle and Paperback. ‘True Blue’ is the second book released by Parliament Street, and the first associated with our new policy unit, Tory Democracy. Parliament Street itself is apolitical, bringing together politically aware individuals from all points on the ideological spectrum, right […]

by · 30th October 2017 · Tory Thought, Research
Brexit Britain needs more grammar schools

Brexit Britain needs more grammar schools

Social mobility is a key tenet of Conservatism – the policies of aspiration that allow people to progress, to provide for themselves and their families, to be self-reliant – not propped up by the state.  And for this to happen, we must provide more opportunities for educational excellence.  Education is arguably one of the most important gifts we can pass […]

by · 27th October 2017 · Tory Thought
Me, Myself and AI

Me, Myself and AI

The rapid rise of technology means that, for the first time in human history, the future we face is indeed uncertain. The technologically driven “fourth industrial revolution” is happening around us, whether we like it or not. Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to be at the centre of the revolution, and the choices we make now, from government policy to business planning, […]

by · 26th October 2017 · Tech Frontiers, Blog
Local Elections 2018: Predictables in an unpredictable political landscape

Local Elections 2018: Predictables in an unpredictable political landscape

An entire textbook could be written on the UK political landscape for the years 2016 and 2017 alone, which have perhaps been the most political disruptive years in living memory. If the British electorate thought the election carousal had passed, the 6 month countdown is on until the Local Elections 2018. With political lactic acid causing electoral fatigue among constituents […]

by · 24th October 2017 · Opinion Editorials
OPINION EDITORIAL – It is time to get back our real Counties!

OPINION EDITORIAL – It is time to get back our real Counties!

Pam Moorhouse from the British Counties Campaign, explains the importance of being true to our history and why now is the time to bring back the traditional British Counties. WHY do politicians interfere with history? For hundreds of years we have had traditional British counties. Indeed, some go back more than a thousand years. In 1974 the then prime minister, […]

by · 16th October 2017 · Opinion Editorials
City Lunch Podcast: Steven George-Hilley, founder of Centropy PR

City Lunch Podcast: Steven George-Hilley, founder of Centropy PR

Listen to the podcast here Patrick Sullivan, CEO of the Parliament Street think tank reviews the morning newspapers and discusses the big stories of day with Steven George-Hilley, founder of Centropy PR. In this special 15 minute podcast, hot topics discussed include the impact of politics on investment decisions, the values of start-up companies and the legal implications of the […]

by · 9th October 2017 · Blog
Angela Merkel delivers her election night victory remarks to supporters in Berlin.

Four More Years

As expected, really, Angela Merkel has been elected to a fourth term to serve as Chancellor following the federal election in Germany on Sunday. What was unexpected, however, was the significant drop in support for her CDU at the polls and the level of support (13% nationally) the Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) received at Ms Merkel’s detriment. Germany enters a period […]

by · 29th September 2017 · Blog