Opinion Editorials

Boris Unchained

Boris Unchained

Our Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Sullivan argues that working on positive policy solutions is the best way for newly elected MPs to stand out amongst the new class. With a new majority, Boris Johnson now runs a strong and stable new government. With this comes the freedom to think the unthinkable and look for radical solutions to the very real […]

by · 13th December 2019 · Opinion Editorials, Blog
About Last Night

About Last Night

Our Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Sullivan reports on the new landscape of British politics. After hearing his calls to “Get Breakfast Done” most Conservative campaign staff will have done just that. At time of writing they will no doubt be sleeping the sleep of the just; proud that they delivered Boris Johnson the largest majority for the Conservatives since the […]

by · 13th December 2019 · Opinion Editorials, Blog
Uber must not think it is invulnerable

Uber must not think it is invulnerable

Our Head of External Relations, Elizabeth Anderson argues that TfL was absolutely right to strip Uber of its licence to operate in London. Once again, Transport for London has stripped Uber of its licence to carry passengers in the capital.  This is hardly a surprise – having successfully appealed their 2017 ban, the operator then found itself on a short […]

by · 26th November 2019 · Opinion Editorials, Blog
Why banks should start to change their Brexit tune

Why banks should start to change their Brexit tune

Our Director of Financial Services, Tim Focas thinks that the anti-Brexit naysayers in the mainstream media are far too negative when it comes to Britain’s economy. Remember all the Sodom and Gomorrah claims that the UK’s financial sector would go to hell in a hand cart if Britain left the EU with no withdrawal agreement? Yes, that’s a withdrawal agreement, […]

by · 28th August 2019 · Opinion Editorials, Blog
Report: Government urged tackle ‘chronic connectivity’ in rural farming communities

Report: Government urged tackle ‘chronic connectivity’ in rural farming communities

The government must take action to transform the British heartland putting farming first to revitalise rural areas, according to a new policy paper from UK think tank Parliament Street. The report, entitled Sustaining the Heartland: Challenges of rural communities, farming and agriculture, is highly critical of the current barriers facing rural communities, farms and the wider industry.

by · 16th August 2019 · Opinion Editorials, Research, Blog, Uncategorized
It’s time for Green Capitalism

It’s time for Green Capitalism

By Elizabeth Anderson and Patrick Sullivan A new Prime Minister has arrived.  Brexit is coming.  And thanks to a growing wave of environmental focus, we could be heading for a Green Brexit.   The last few months have seen an unprecedented rise in the level of activity.  Fuelled in part by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, in part by growingly […]

by · 24th July 2019 · Opinion Editorials
Recreating our Promise and Uniting the Kingdom

Recreating our Promise and Uniting the Kingdom

By Danny Bowman, Head of Campaigns at Parliament Street. As I sit down every evening to watch the 6 o’clock news I await that dreaded B word. The word that has possibly changed the shape of British politics forever. It’s the word that most citizens of the United Kingdom hear daily being flung around by politicians, commentators and others from […]

by · 15th July 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