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Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

By Kate Baldwin There’s no question that Diane Abbott has made a few interview gaffes in her time. It’s fair to say, for instance, that numbers aren’t her thing. However, the latest interview ‘mishap’ on today’s Andrew Marr show where, while commenting on her previous pro-IRA statements, she remarked that “I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I […]

by · 28th May 2017 · Labour Party
Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

By Tim Focas, director of financial services at Parliament Street. Another day of the election campaign, and another barmy policy pledge. Labour’s proposals for a tax on financial transactions is a further reminder, as if the electorate needed one, of the economic incompetence that lies ahead should Corbyn by some miracle find himself in Number 10. However, the difference with this […]

by · 19th May 2017 · Economy & Tax, Blog
Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as the new President of France on Sunday, as Europe prepares for a new Franco-German partnership to strengthen the Union. With Berlin as the new President’s first destination as head of state, Macron’s intentions are clear: get support from Europe’s most powerful leader for Union-wide reforms on areas such as labour reforms, unemployment insurance and bond […]

by · 15th May 2017 · Brussels & Europe, Blog
Parliament Street speaks to Peter Lilley

Parliament Street speaks to Peter Lilley

Parliament Street’s Jack Emsley speaks to Peter Lilley, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Please note that this interview was recorded before the General Election was announced  and, therefore, before Mr. Lilley announced that he was standing down as a Member of Parliament.

by · 14th May 2017 · Podcast, Blog
May’s accidental success

May’s accidental success

by Dan Grummitt If the polls are to be believed Prime Minister Theresa May has stumbled upon a winning combination ahead of this General Election. She has captured the votes of most of those who voted leave in the EU Referendum and held on to a significant portion of the more pragmatic remain voters. It is this first block, though, […]

by · 8th May 2017 · Blog
Inspiring the public is the only way to beat complacency

Inspiring the public is the only way to beat complacency

By Elizabeth Anderson The forthcoming general election has been called at a time when the polls show that our new Prime Minister has the highest ratings for forty years.  Projections for Theresa May are good, and this morning even Tony Blair has told Sky News that she is bound to win.   My concern, however, is that in doing so, […]

by · 2nd May 2017 · Blog
“Transitional agreements will happen” Nicky Morgan tells European Financial Chiefs

“Transitional agreements will happen” Nicky Morgan tells European Financial Chiefs

Parliament Street’s Director of Financial Services, Tim Focas, exclusively reports on Nicky Morgan’s comments earlier this week at TradeTech in Paris. Staunch Europhile and former education secretary Nicky Morgan has reassured the European financial sector that there will be EU transitional agreements to avoid the UK economy from falling off a so called “cliff edge”. Speaking exclusively to over 1,000 […]

by · 1st May 2017 · Economy & Tax
Brexiteers beware: May’s election timing points towards an era of transitional agreements

Brexiteers beware: May’s election timing points towards an era of transitional agreements

By Tim Focas Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once said that the “essential ingredient of politics is timing”. With less than 24 months to go until Britain official exits from Brussels, one can’t help but feel that the Prime Minister’s snap election is underpinned by her desire to buy herself more time to renegotiate Britain’s new trading relationship with […]

by · 23rd April 2017 · Economy & Tax
The Rise of Trump Forced Me Out of the Republican Party

The Rise of Trump Forced Me Out of the Republican Party

Let me preface this article by explaining that my departure from the Republican Party began before Donald Trump was the nominee for President. A lifelong Republican who’s held internships and volunteer positions on over a dozen campaigns from borough council to Presidential races, I’ve had close ties with the party for many, many years. An intern for the Mitt Romney […]

by · 21st April 2017 · Blog
This election is all about leadership

This election is all about leadership

By Jack Emsley  For the nine months of Theresa May’s Premiership, her opponents have focused on something of a theme; they’ve called her unelected, said she has no mandate, and argue that she cannot command the confidence of the country as she’s never asked for it. They argue that she cannot bring the United Kingdom out of the single market, […]

by · 21st April 2017 · Blog