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President Barack Obama addresses a crowd during his farewell address on 11 Feb 2017.

If Only There was a List of all of Obama’s Achievements…

This article was originally published in The Huffington Post by the author. No president is perfect. Every president has issues that he must contend with that are serious and define his legacy. Clinton had the economy, Bush had 9/11 and the War on Terror, and the Great Recession. President Obama inherited the War on Terror, the worst recession since the […]

by · 18th January 2017 · Blog
Giving SMEs the boost they need

Giving SMEs the boost they need

More needs to be done to help smaller tech companies in the channel win government business, argues Steven George-Hilley Resellers of all kinds are the lifeblood of the UK economy, delivering specialist consultancy and expertise often lacking in large-scale organisations. These businesses not only create valuable jobs to drive the economy, they help train and develop the next generation of […]

by · 12th June 2016 · Blog
Bailing out BHS will only prolong the pain

Bailing out BHS will only prolong the pain

The collapse of yet another major British high street retail chain is tragic news for its employers, the economy and shoppers – but artificially extending its life cycle through taxpayer bungs will only prolong the inevitable, argues Parliament Street’s Director of Communities and Social Justice Clare George-Hilley.  It’s another very sad day for the retail industry, as British Home Stores (BHS) goes into administration with […]

by · 25th April 2016 · Blog
International Women’s Day: We can Brexit

International Women’s Day: We can Brexit

By Clare George-Hilley International Women’s Day is an important celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world. It’s also an event that marks independence and strength, recognising the many challenges women have overcome. This morning I witnessed another example of women coming together in a shared cause at the launch of the Women for Britain in […]

by · 11th March 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
Don’t be spooked by Remain Campaign’s EU scare stories

Don’t be spooked by Remain Campaign’s EU scare stories

Parliament Street’s Clare George-Hilley on why we shouldn’t let the Remain Campaign scare stories spook us  Scaring isn’t caring, and the tactics being deployed by the Remain campaign to frighten the British people into voting to stay in the European Union (EU) demonstrates how desperate their cause has become. Yet the celebrity endorsements and signed letters from big business leaders will continue […]

by · 6th March 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
The Internet of Things won’t give us a smarter government

The Internet of Things won’t give us a smarter government

By Steven George-Hilley With predictions of up to 200 billion connected devices in circulation by 2020, the UK government has much to fear from the wider implications Internet of Things The UK government has a less than glamorous record in the delivery of ambitious technology-driven initiatives. From billions wasted on the infamous NHS IT project to the clumsy implementation of […]

by · 19th January 2016 · technology
Take a gamble on open standards

Take a gamble on open standards

By Steven George-Hilley The UK Government has long been the prisoner of lengthy IT projects, costing billions of pounds whilst finishing over budget and over time – and sometimes never finishing at all. It is truly extraordinary that in an era where technology can transform every aspect of our daily lives, public sector IT has all too often acted as […]

by · 29th November 2015 · Blog
How technology is transforming the developing world

How technology is transforming the developing world

By Steven George-Hilley The explosion of smartphone connectivity across Africa means that many more people are now online and able to interact with aid project organisers and volunteers, uploading videos and photos showing exactly how donations are improving living conditions and fighting poverty. But as well as making visible how charities are aiding third world countries, social media is also […]

by · 15th November 2015 · Blog
Athletic bloodsports: why the IAAF is the next FIFA

Athletic bloodsports: why the IAAF is the next FIFA

By Steven George-Hilley More than 800 athletes from around the world have suspicious blood-test results, which are at best highly unusual, at worst evidence of widespread doping, according to leaked data obtained by The Sunday Times. The not-fit-for-purpose IAAF should be ashamed, and clean and honourable athletes like our Jessica Ennis-Hill (pictured) are right to be outraged. So now we […]

by · 2nd August 2015 · Blog
Queen Elizabeth doesn’t deserve this sickening Nazi smear

Queen Elizabeth doesn’t deserve this sickening Nazi smear

By Steven George-Hilley The Sun’s footage of a 7 year old Princess Elizabeth, apparently being taught the ‘Nazi Salute’ by her uncle, was filmed at an age when she could have no knowledge of the meaning of her actions. The headline, “Their Royal Heilnesses” is one of the nastiest pieces of insinuation ever published against the monarchy. At 89 years […]

by · 18th July 2015 · Blog