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Labour must remember Hugh Gaitskell

Labour must remember Hugh Gaitskell

By Christopher Herman We must look back at Hugh Gaitskell and “fight, and fight, and fight again, to save the party we love” Fifty seven years ago in Scarborough, of all places, the Labour party like today was at a crossroads. The party was licking its wounds after the humiliating election defeat of 1959, with Gaitskell believing that the party […]

by · 29th March 2017 · Labour Party
A Study in Unionism

A Study in Unionism

By Will Burstow One a plucky daughter of a Borders mill manager, the other a dour daughter of Fermanagh. There’s a wealth of difference between the personalities of Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP in Northern Ireland and Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives – and in their unionism. One is undoubtedly strong on the Union -a former TA […]

by · 16th March 2017 · Blog
President Trump greets a crowd in Orlando, Florida.

What Defines a Populist Movement?

Populism is difficult to define because those who cloak themselves in its meaning and those who oppose it often invent their own definitions that suit their own causes. William Jennings Bryan, a Democratic nominee for President several times at the turn of the 20th century, claimed to be a populist because he wanted the US Government to peg the dollar […]

by · 15th March 2017 · US Politics, Blog
The Future Of UK Enterprise: What Phillip Hammond’s Tax Changes Mean For You

The Future Of UK Enterprise: What Phillip Hammond’s Tax Changes Mean For You

    By Georgia Kirke “A shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand new business, much like his own, opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read ‘BEST QUALITY’. He was horrified when another competitor opened up next door on the other side, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading ‘LOWEST PRICES’. The shopkeeper panicked, […]

by · 9th March 2017 · Economy & Tax, Blog
OPINION: It is time for Labour to embrace the “white heat of the technological revolution” once more

OPINION: It is time for Labour to embrace the “white heat of the technological revolution” once more

By Christopher Herman Brexit, however hard, must bring Labour a white heat moment if it is to reunite with working people. Over half a century ago, in Scarborough of all places, Harold Wilson set out a vision of how a Labour Government would fix the problem which was the declining economy. Wilson saw that if the British economy was going […]

by · 5th March 2017 · Labour Party
Mental Health – A Professional’s Point of View

Mental Health – A Professional’s Point of View

By Dr. Rob Willson My main day job providing cognitive behaviour therapy to outpatients in North London. I’m also a trustee and chair of a mental health charity called the body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) foundation. BDD is a serious, common and potentially life-threatening condition affecting 2% of the population. I’ve written a few self-help books, four of which with one […]

by · 5th March 2017 · Mental Health
Mental Health – Rhetoric and Reality

Mental Health – Rhetoric and Reality

  By Danny Bowman In the first two months of 2017 mental health has been talked about more in parliament then in the whole of 2009. This would suggest that we are moving forward on this incredibly important issue. However, from the potential reduction in Personal Independence Allowance (PIP,) derogatory comments made by the head of policy at Downing Street […]

by · 1st March 2017 · Mental Health
March is Mental Health Month

March is Mental Health Month

By Danny Bowman I am pleased to announce the start of Parliament Street’s mental health month starting 1st March 2017. Mental health has become one of the most important issues that our country needs to deal with in the 21st Century and has long been the poorer relative in our NHS and beyond. Throughout this essential month Parliament Street will […]

by · 1st March 2017 · Mental Health
Challenging Perceptions in Society

Challenging Perceptions in Society

By Richard Harris I sit with certain family members, watching TV and cringe every now and then at their reaction to people and situations. For example, I have noticed, recently that the BBC has begun to deploy disabled news readers and weather presenters. We have a generation or two of people in this country who will see the difference between […]

by · 22nd February 2017 · Disabilities
OPINION: Why John Bercow is wrong to try and ban Trump from the Houses of Parliament

OPINION: Why John Bercow is wrong to try and ban Trump from the Houses of Parliament

By Sofia Geraghty When I was about five, my parents decreed that my elder brother could go to be bed later than myself owing to the fact he was older. Outraged at their assumption that age should dictate how many hours of daylight you are entitled to, I immediately fled their oppressive regime and went to start a new life for […]

by · 21st February 2017 · Blog