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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
Dr Peter Hill, Parliament Street’s Director of Policy responds to Mark Littlewood writing in the Times this week

Dr Peter Hill, Parliament Street’s Director of Policy responds to Mark Littlewood writing in the Times this week

The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of others, or of Parliament Street. On Monday morning I had the pleasure of reading Mark Littlewood’s article about Britain’s broken housing market.  I’m a huge fan of the IEA and the work they’ve done in defence of freedom and free markets over the years.  Indeed, at […]

by · 20th November 2017 · Housing
Danny Bowman Speaks at Men Get Eating Disorders Too Conference

Danny Bowman Speaks at Men Get Eating Disorders Too Conference

On the 17th November, Danny Bowman, Mental Health Spokesperson at Parliament Street spoke on the National Men Get Eating Disorders Too Conference in Brighton. Danny spoke about Parliament Street’s recent research into the number of incidents of harassment, cyber-bullying and body shaming recorded by police in 2017. He told the conference that “although these figures don’t directly link the rise […]

by · 20th November 2017 · Blog
Governor-elect of Virginia, Ralph Northam (D) celebrates his election night victory with the other victorious Democratic candidates for state-wide office and outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe (D)

Trump Effect Ignites Democrats in State, Local Elections

Call it the Trump effect, call it luck, call it a good ground game, but the Democratic Party had a night to celebrate on Tuesday when the party won the governor’s races in both Virginia and New Jersey, picked up mayor and council seats nationwide, and picked up more seats in the Virginia House of Delegates in a single election […]

by · 13th November 2017 · Blog
NEW RESEARCH – Parliament Street publishes NEW BOOK:  ‘True Blue’

NEW RESEARCH – Parliament Street publishes NEW BOOK: ‘True Blue’

Parliament Street is pleased to announce that its new book ‘True Blue’, is now available to buy on Kindle and Paperback. ‘True Blue’ is the second book released by Parliament Street, and the first associated with our new policy unit, Tory Democracy. Parliament Street itself is apolitical, bringing together politically aware individuals from all points on the ideological spectrum, right […]

by · 30th October 2017 · Tory Thought, Research