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Why does TFL discriminate against Disabled Commuters?

Why does TFL discriminate against Disabled Commuters?

Cllr. Richard Harris wonders why TfL has not done more to make its services disability friendly. I have been in an active role in politics now for the best part of nine years. This means commuting from Derbyshire to the capital for meetings at CCHQ and the occasional Parliamentary briefing. I am therefore fairly accustomed to travelling by train and […]

by · 27th January 2018 · Disabilities, Tory Thought
Tim Focas writes for FTSE Global Markets

Tim Focas writes for FTSE Global Markets

Monday 22nd January Today, our Director of Financial Services and the City of London, Tim Focas, wrote an opinion editorial for FTSE Global Markets. In the editorial, Mr. Focas argues that London’s fintech investment boom will be boosted by Brexit, not hindered by it.   You can read the original article either here or below: ” London’s fintech investment boom […]

by · 22nd January 2018 · Press Room, Blog
EVENT REVIEW – Parliament Street Childhood Obesity Symposium

EVENT REVIEW – Parliament Street Childhood Obesity Symposium

Parliament Street’s first event of the year saw Baroness Jenkin hosting us at the House of Lords on Thursday 18th January 2018.  Focusing on Childhood Obesity, our other panellists – Ben Howlett (Director of think tank Public Policy Projects); Dr Jude Oben (consultant gastroenterologist and founder of the Obesity Action Campaign); Professor John Wass (endocrinologist and Fellow of the Royal College […]

by · 20th January 2018 · frontpage, Blog
Are Conservatives finally getting it right on social media?

Are Conservatives finally getting it right on social media?

Gabriel Gavin writes about the social media fightback from the Conservative Party… and why it is so important for getting out the Conservative message to voters. At the last General Election, the most high profile battleground wasn’t Stoke, Ipswich or even Canterbury – it was online. The Labour Party’s large and pious base of supporters and sympathetic new media sites […]

by · 19th January 2018 · Tory Thought
How Many Carillions?

How Many Carillions?

Dominique Sayer discusses the collapse of Carillon and its political fallout, from a Labour Party perspective. From Tories to a Trade Union General Secretary, the collapse of Carillion can be seen as nothing else but an absolute failure of decades of government policy. Whether one agrees with free market involvement or full state control of the public sector, there is […]

by · 19th January 2018 · Labour Party
‘No One Is Asking A Small Business To take On Russia’ But We Need To Improve The Nation’s Cyber Defences

‘No One Is Asking A Small Business To take On Russia’ But We Need To Improve The Nation’s Cyber Defences

The threat of cybercrime is constantly growing and evolving: illustrated by the mega-breach of Equifax, where 143 million US and nearly 700,000 UK customers’ data was stolen; the global NotPetra ransomware outbreak that cost shipping giant Maersk $300 million; and the WannaCry ransomware attack that disrupted more than a third of NHS Trusts and resulted in nearly 7,000 cancelled appointments. Despite this, however, there remains a […]

by · 29th December 2017 · Tech Frontiers, Blog
Meritocracy is the best Equalities policy

Meritocracy is the best Equalities policy

There was a piece on the BBC’s Daily Politics Show recently about the notion of All Disabled short lists for selecting Parliamentary candidates. It was likened to the idea of all women shortlists which were in operation within the Labour Party a few years back. For the record, I was violently opposed to that idea and I am equally as […]

by · 28th December 2017 · Disabilities
Searching for Solutions to Rough Sleeping

Searching for Solutions to Rough Sleeping

In amongst the figures for homelessness – which we know includes those who are housed in temporary accommodation, it is easy to simply hope that between the local authorities and charity led shelters, people have some sort of roof over their head, especially in this, the coldest part of the year.  But rough sleeping remains a serious issue in the […]

by · 27th December 2017 · Blog
Tackling the Loneliness Epidemic

Tackling the Loneliness Epidemic

When I spoke about the injustice of loneliness at the Conservative Conference, I hadn’t realised I was tapping into a topic that would be so important to so many people.   I spoke about loneliness because of a thought that struck me directly after the election. I had stood as the Parliamentary Candidate in Luton South, and like any election […]

by · 22nd December 2017 · Blog
Musings on a Week in Politics

Musings on a Week in Politics

The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of others, or of Parliament Street. Last week played host to a set of events for those in the Conservative community, and I had the opportunity to attend a couple of them – the Spectator organised a panel discussion on the future of the Conservative Party, Conservative […]

by · 5th December 2017 · Tory Thought, Blog