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We must stand up against brutal tyrants

We must stand up against brutal tyrants

Parliament Street CEO, Patrick Sullivan writes an Op-Ed about the recent events in Syria and the challenges facing the International Community. Donald Trump has passed the first real leadership test of his young Presidency and shocked many in the process. In the abstract it is easy to say that we should not get involved in situations involving “far away people […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Foreign Affairs
Aspire to beat the Haters

Aspire to beat the Haters

by Cllr. Richard Harris Ask yourself this; have you ever been bullied? Abused? Tormented? Tortured? Some of those words might seem a bit over the top, a bit extreme. As someone who has been bullied, as a child and as a young adult, I can tell you, this is not extreme, it’s the dark reality of life.The bullying at school […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Mental Health
My journey through mental illness

My journey through mental illness

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman bravely talks about his struggles with Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).   When I started thinking about writing about my own mental health experience […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Mental Health
With Sturgeon demanding IndyRef2, what is the Unionist vision for the UK?

With Sturgeon demanding IndyRef2, what is the Unionist vision for the UK?

By William Burstow Last week saw Nicola Sturgeon’s raison d’etre of Scottish separatism ironically result in the Scottish Parliament failing to pass any laws for more than a year. In her quest for separation she’s foregoing actual governance – Sturgeon fiddles while Scotland burns. Her ebb and flow of threats of a new separatist referendum also reached something of a […]

by · 3rd April 2017 · State of the Union, Blog
When is the right time to talk about mental health?

When is the right time to talk about mental health?

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our research assistant, Alice Davison bravely talks about her struggle with depression and anxiety. When is the right time to talk about mental health? On many an occasion I have been accused of […]

by · 2nd April 2017 · Mental Health
It is time to make bullying an offence

It is time to make bullying an offence

As part of our focus on mental health and bullying, we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our disability spokesman, Cllr. Richard Harris bravely talks about his experience with school bullying and calls on the government to do much more to combat it. It’s not often that […]

by · 2nd April 2017 · Mental Health
Labour must remember Hugh Gaitskell

Labour must remember Hugh Gaitskell

By Christopher Herman We must look back at Hugh Gaitskell and “fight, and fight, and fight again, to save the party we love” Fifty seven years ago in Scarborough, of all places, the Labour party like today was at a crossroads. The party was licking its wounds after the humiliating election defeat of 1959, with Gaitskell believing that the party […]

by · 29th March 2017 · Labour Party
EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health – part 2

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health – part 2

By Danny Bowman After the success of the first event it was now time for the main event in the House of Commons with a sell-out audience of 200 people in attendance and an esteemed panel including the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Matthew Scott; Leading psychologist and author, Rob Wilson; Director of Time to Change, Sue Baker and […]

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health -part 1

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health -part 1

By Danny Bowman As many of you know March is Parliament Street’s mental health month focusing on every aspect of the subject. With all that said Parliament Street decided to host one event that turned into two events due to the large amount of interest in the topic. We held both events at the Houses of Parliament with two days […]

A Study in Unionism

A Study in Unionism

By Will Burstow One a plucky daughter of a Borders mill manager, the other a dour daughter of Fermanagh. There’s a wealth of difference between the personalities of Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP in Northern Ireland and Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives – and in their unionism. One is undoubtedly strong on the Union -a former TA […]

by · 16th March 2017 · Blog