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Parliament Street speaks to Dr. Rob Willson about mental health

Parliament Street speaks to Dr. Rob Willson about mental health

Parliament Street’s mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman, recently sat down with renowned therapist, Dr. Rob Willson, for a very special 20 minute podcast about mental health awareness and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Dr. Willson is the chair of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Foundation and spent twelve years working at the Priory Hospital North London where he was a therapist and […]

by · 21st August 2017 · Podcast, Blog
University is just one pathway for our school leavers

University is just one pathway for our school leavers

By Elizabeth Anderson We live in a bubble.  By which I mean, I suspect the majority of people who read this blog will be degree educated, politically active (or at least politically aware), and more likely than not, in or around London.  For us, a bachelors or even a masters is a given – it’s quite simply what people do.  […]

by · 21st August 2017 · Education
The Road to Westminster with Danny Bowman

The Road to Westminster with Danny Bowman

Parliament Street is proud to announce that, as of September 4th, we will be doing a daily podcast reviewing the news of the day and the newspapers of the day. As a precursor to this, Parliament Street CEO, Patrick Sullivan was joined by mental health campaigner, Danny Bowman to discuss the papers for the morning of August 1st.

by · 1st August 2017 · Podcast, Blog
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
The Road to Westminster with J.P. Floru

The Road to Westminster with J.P. Floru

Today we were joined by Westminster Councillor J.P. Floru, to go through this morning’s must read opinion editorials. J.P. is a former European Parliamentary candidate and Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party. He is the author of two books on free market economics and will be publishing a travel guide to North Korea later this month.

by · 6th June 2017 · Podcast, Blog