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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
President Trump greets a crowd in Orlando, Florida.

What Defines a Populist Movement?

Populism is difficult to define because those who cloak themselves in its meaning and those who oppose it often invent their own definitions that suit their own causes. William Jennings Bryan, a Democratic nominee for President several times at the turn of the 20th century, claimed to be a populist because he wanted the US Government to peg the dollar […]

by · 15th March 2017 · US Politics, Blog
The Future Of UK Enterprise: What Phillip Hammond’s Tax Changes Mean For You

The Future Of UK Enterprise: What Phillip Hammond’s Tax Changes Mean For You

    By Georgia Kirke “A shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand new business, much like his own, opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read ‘BEST QUALITY’. He was horrified when another competitor opened up next door on the other side, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading ‘LOWEST PRICES’. The shopkeeper panicked, […]

by · 9th March 2017 · Economy & Tax, Blog
OPINION: It is time for Labour to embrace the “white heat of the technological revolution” once more

OPINION: It is time for Labour to embrace the “white heat of the technological revolution” once more

By Christopher Herman Brexit, however hard, must bring Labour a white heat moment if it is to reunite with working people. Over half a century ago, in Scarborough of all places, Harold Wilson set out a vision of how a Labour Government would fix the problem which was the declining economy. Wilson saw that if the British economy was going […]

by · 5th March 2017 · Labour Party