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Danny Bowman Interviews Student Minds – Aneeska Sohal

Danny Bowman Interviews Student Minds – Aneeska Sohal

Danny Bowman, Head of Campaigns sat down with Student Minds President at York, Aneeska Sohal to discuss the national students mental health charity and the mobilisation of students at York and across the UK. They are working hard to reduce the stigma attached to mental health, help in the prevention of mental illness and signpost students who are dealing with […]

by · 16th January 2019 · Blog
Danny Bowman – The Reality of Growing Up and Living with OCD

Danny Bowman – The Reality of Growing Up and Living with OCD

Anyone who has experienced Obsessional Compulsive Disorder, whether they are a directly suffering from the illness, or a family member or friend witnessing the condition will know of how debilitating and cruel it is. After interviewing the brilliant Johnny Mercer MP last year, I felt inspired to dispel some of the myths associated with OCD and tell the trauma’s it […]

by · 13th January 2019 · Mental Health, frontpage
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
What is Critical for Theresa May’s Ten Year Plan on the NHS

What is Critical for Theresa May’s Ten Year Plan on the NHS

  By Danny Bowman, Director of Mental Health On Sunday our Prime Minister Theresa May and Health Secretary Matt Hancock will take to the television studios to announce what some are calling a substantial plan to support under-18s who suffer from mental health problems. The burning injustice that Theresa May echoed across downing street in 2016 will now reach substance, […]

by · 5th January 2019 · Blog
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
The People’s Vote: Labour’s October Surprise?

The People’s Vote: Labour’s October Surprise?

Pressure is mounting on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership to embrace a People’s Vote; if they do it would be a game changer, argues Patrick Sullivan This weekend the Cooperative (Co-op) Party held its annual conference in Brighton, branded “Cooperatives Unleashed”. The Co-op Party is a sister party to the Labour Party and there are currently 37 Labour (Co-op) […]

by · 17th October 2018 · Chairman's Musings, Commentary, Blog
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