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Green Brexit can re-engage young voters with the Conservative Party

Green Brexit can re-engage young voters with the Conservative Party

by Elizabeth Anderson It takes a lot for a political speech to really inspire and impress me these days – I’ve heard or read a lot of speeches.  Michael Gove’s speech on a Green Brexit was one of those speeches that impressed me. I have always loved the countryside, and as a consequence of this, which grew from a love […]

You may feel entitled to a male Dr Who, but you’re not

You may feel entitled to a male Dr Who, but you’re not

by Kate Baldwin Entitlement is a challenge for us all. We all have our expectations for having things in a certain way that we’ve grown accustomed. And we don’t like when those things are taken away. The latest explosion of entitled angry white men has been around the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the next Dr Who. A role, which […]

by · 18th July 2017 · Women of Influence, Blog
Why Labour’s Brexit defectors need a lesson in the UK’s Parliamentary constitution

Why Labour’s Brexit defectors need a lesson in the UK’s Parliamentary constitution

By Tim Focas, director of Financial Services at Westminster think tank Parliament Street Another day in Westminster, and another clutch of politicians who still cannot accept the result of the referendum. Andy Slaughter, Catherine West and Ruth Cadbury. No, me either until Jeremy Corbyn sacked them last week after they voted in favour of Britain remaining within the Customs Union and […]

by · 30th June 2017 · Blog
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, greets European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, as he arrives at 10 Downing Street on April 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Europe’s View of the General Election

It should come as no surprise that European leaders, from the national level to Brussels, were paying very close attention to the general election in the UK last Thursday. The likes of Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Paolo Gentiloni, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk were of course very interested in how Theresa May fared in a self-imposed referendum on how her […]

by · 24th June 2017 · Blog
What 5 lessons can all political parties learn from the General Election 2017?

What 5 lessons can all political parties learn from the General Election 2017?

The British public are becoming somewhat accustomed to those early morning “I remember where I was when I first heard it” moments. We woke up to the UK leaving Europe, Trump entering the White House and the Tories just about hanging on in Westminster.  An analysis of the last six weeks demonstrates how political volatility and vulnerability can take an […]

by · 14th June 2017 · Blog
A letter to a nineteen year old me

A letter to a nineteen year old me

Cllr. Richard Harris is an Erewash Borough Councillor and the Disabilities Spokesman for Parliament Street. He is also a passionate Conservative.   Ten years ago I was on the verge of turning twenty years of age. I was struggling through my second year at University and as a Disabled student was wondering what life had in store for me. 2007 […]

by · 12th June 2017 · Blog
Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

By Kate Baldwin There’s no question that Diane Abbott has made a few interview gaffes in her time. It’s fair to say, for instance, that numbers aren’t her thing. However, the latest interview ‘mishap’ on today’s Andrew Marr show where, while commenting on her previous pro-IRA statements, she remarked that “I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I […]

by · 28th May 2017 · Labour Party
Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

By Tim Focas, director of financial services at Parliament Street. Another day of the election campaign, and another barmy policy pledge. Labour’s proposals for a tax on financial transactions is a further reminder, as if the electorate needed one, of the economic incompetence that lies ahead should Corbyn by some miracle find himself in Number 10. However, the difference with this […]

by · 19th May 2017 · Economy & Tax, Blog
Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as the new President of France on Sunday, as Europe prepares for a new Franco-German partnership to strengthen the Union. With Berlin as the new President’s first destination as head of state, Macron’s intentions are clear: get support from Europe’s most powerful leader for Union-wide reforms on areas such as labour reforms, unemployment insurance and bond […]

by · 15th May 2017 · Brussels & Europe, 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