Opinion Editorials

A Time For Choosing

A Time For Choosing

Our Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Sullivan hopes that before Conservative MPs cast their ballot for who should potentially become our nation’s next Prime Minister, that they have put the candidate they are going to vote for through the 3am test. Before Conservative MPs vote later this afternoon and cast their ballot for who should potentially become our nation’s next Prime […]

by · 18th June 2019 · Opinion Editorials
Is EFTA the solution to the Brexit deadlock?

Is EFTA the solution to the Brexit deadlock?

Instead of paying £39bn to be stuck in a BRINO-Brexit, EFTA offers the best form of transition as we leave the EU. We urgently need to re-evaluate the EFTA route to a meaningful and practicable Brexit, argues Cllr. Dr. Peter Hill As Theresa May pleaded for MPs to unite behind her it was heartening to see them heeding her suggestion […]

by · 6th February 2019 · Opinion Editorials
Robin Shepherd – Why Brussels Should Be Wary of a Cancelled Brexit

Robin Shepherd – Why Brussels Should Be Wary of a Cancelled Brexit

Brussels has made clear its belief that Brexit was a mistake. But at this point,a clean break is probably for the best. With barely a mistake having gone unmade in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, it is perhaps understandable that many observers have allowed their lurid fascination with the chaos in London to obscure the interests of […]

by · 10th January 2019 · Opinion Editorials
#SaveRahaf – why we must take action for women fleeing violence

#SaveRahaf – why we must take action for women fleeing violence

This time yesterday there was an 18 year old woman in a hotel room in Bangkok.  She flew there from Kuwait, with a visa and flight onto Australia, and she hadn’t planned to check in or be in Thailand more than the transit time. Unfortunately, being a woman from Saudi Arabia, fleeing her family with fear for her life, she […]

by · 8th January 2019 · Opinion Editorials
Community is not just for Christmas; the Parliament Street Christmas Message

Community is not just for Christmas; the Parliament Street Christmas Message

Top entrepreneur, occasional Parliamentary candidate, and founder of Win That Pitch, Dean Russell, delivers our Christmas message, this year. Dean talks about how his recent experiences volunteering in the Philippines reinforced his belief in the power of communities.  “As a Conservative Party candidate in the 2017 election, I was acutely aware that the sense of a cohesive national community was […]

by · 25th December 2018 · Opinion Editorials
Twice the good, less than half the price

Twice the good, less than half the price

Our Head of Campaigns, Elizabeth Anderson writes about why you should consider buying some of your Christmas presents from charity shops. Imagine if every Christmas present you bought could do twice the good?  That’s exactly what our campaign for a charity shop Christmas hopes to bring about. Charity shops offer a whole world of quirky, unique gift opportunities which are […]

by · 15th December 2018 · Opinion Editorials
Researching from the Background

Researching from the Background

Our Founder and Chairman Patrick Sullivan takes a personal look at the lessons he has learnt, and delivers a few anecdotes, on what he has learnt in throughout his decade and a half involvement as an Andy Millman-esqe Extra in the background witnessing the Game of Politics being played and  as he starts regularly reporting for The Commentator, why it […]

by · 5th November 2018 · Chairman's Musings, Opinion Editorials
Empowering a data literate society

Empowering a data literate society

By Clare Ambrosino, President of Parliament Street In today’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, data is key to unlocking new insights, ideas and possibilities. But experts estimate that only one-third of us can confidently understand, analyse and argue with data, so there aren’t enough people with the expertise to manage, interpret and create value from it. For public and private sector organisations […]

by · 17th October 2018 · Opinion Editorials, Tech Frontiers
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