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Tim Focas writes for City AM about the Conservative Manifesto

Tim Focas writes for City AM about the Conservative Manifesto

In his latest column for City A.M., Tim Focas explains how the Conservative Party manifesto marks a clear rejection of the libertarian right. Tim Focas is Director of Financial Services and the City of London for Parliament Street. He is responsible for providing research and market commentary on the key issues bridging the City and Westminster. His latest column can be read here. […]

by · 19th May 2017 · Press Room, Blog
Parliament Street speaks to Peter Lilley

Parliament Street speaks to Peter Lilley

Parliament Street’s Jack Emsley speaks to Peter Lilley, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Please note that this interview was recorded before the General Election was announced  and, therefore, before Mr. Lilley announced that he was standing down as a Member of Parliament.

by · 14th May 2017 · Podcast, Blog
May’s accidental success

May’s accidental success

by Dan Grummitt If the polls are to be believed Prime Minister Theresa May has stumbled upon a winning combination ahead of this General Election. She has captured the votes of most of those who voted leave in the EU Referendum and held on to a significant portion of the more pragmatic remain voters. It is this first block, though, […]

by · 8th May 2017 · Blog
Inspiring the public is the only way to beat complacency

Inspiring the public is the only way to beat complacency

By Elizabeth Anderson The forthcoming general election has been called at a time when the polls show that our new Prime Minister has the highest ratings for forty years.  Projections for Theresa May are good, and this morning even Tony Blair has told Sky News that she is bound to win.   My concern, however, is that in doing so, […]

by · 2nd May 2017 · Blog
“Transitional agreements will happen” Nicky Morgan tells European Financial Chiefs

“Transitional agreements will happen” Nicky Morgan tells European Financial Chiefs

Parliament Street’s Director of Financial Services, Tim Focas, exclusively reports on Nicky Morgan’s comments earlier this week at TradeTech in Paris. Staunch Europhile and former education secretary Nicky Morgan has reassured the European financial sector that there will be EU transitional agreements to avoid the UK economy from falling off a so called “cliff edge”. Speaking exclusively to over 1,000 […]

by · 1st May 2017 · Economy & Tax
Brexiteers beware: May’s election timing points towards an era of transitional agreements

Brexiteers beware: May’s election timing points towards an era of transitional agreements

By Tim Focas Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once said that the “essential ingredient of politics is timing”. With less than 24 months to go until Britain official exits from Brussels, one can’t help but feel that the Prime Minister’s snap election is underpinned by her desire to buy herself more time to renegotiate Britain’s new trading relationship with […]

by · 23rd April 2017 · Economy & Tax
The Rise of Trump Forced Me Out of the Republican Party

The Rise of Trump Forced Me Out of the Republican Party

Let me preface this article by explaining that my departure from the Republican Party began before Donald Trump was the nominee for President. A lifelong Republican who’s held internships and volunteer positions on over a dozen campaigns from borough council to Presidential races, I’ve had close ties with the party for many, many years. An intern for the Mitt Romney […]

by · 21st April 2017 · Blog
This election is all about leadership

This election is all about leadership

By Jack Emsley  For the nine months of Theresa May’s Premiership, her opponents have focused on something of a theme; they’ve called her unelected, said she has no mandate, and argue that she cannot command the confidence of the country as she’s never asked for it. They argue that she cannot bring the United Kingdom out of the single market, […]

by · 21st April 2017 · Blog
Why May was right to call for a snap election

Why May was right to call for a snap election

By James Hutton The odd formality of the House of Commons voting to dissolve itself passed today, with 522 votes for and 13 against. It was an unexpected call from the Prime Minister, given her previous opposition to it—but also the right one. Britain negotiating her departure from the European Union will be difficult. Some aspects of the negotiations may […]

by · 19th April 2017 · Blog
Why the Labour Party must return to its Zionist roots

Why the Labour Party must return to its Zionist roots

By Christopher Herman Zionism was once an epithet of the left; the left must return to making the progressive case for Israel. In the past twenty years a belief in the state of Israel, among the left, has become increasingly marginalised. So much so that the stance of George Galloway has become more acceptable among the left than that of […]

by · 10th April 2017 · Labour Party