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The Big Mental Health Debate 2018: All Voices Heard on Mental Health

The Big Mental Health Debate 2018: All Voices Heard on Mental Health

This March, Parliament Street will be doing our Big Mental Health Debate. This is an extremely important event to really hear the voices of everyone on mental health. We will have representatives from all the UK’s major parties: Labour Party: Luciana Berger MP Conservative Party: TBC Liberal Democrats: Baroness Jolly Scottish National Party: Lisa Cameron MP This event is not […]

by · 20th February 2018 · Blog
We need to Trump the narrative around mental health and guns

We need to Trump the narrative around mental health and guns

This week, the world saw yet another horrific shooting in an environment which should never relate to such a narrative. Young people, in a school in Florida, who went to educate themselves in the classroom, take part in extracurricular activities and be with their friends found themselves detached from all the above due to bullets from a gun. The images […]

by · 18th February 2018 · Blog
Parliament Street Mental Health Research on Sky News

Parliament Street Mental Health Research on Sky News

Last Thursday, Parliament Street released our latest research on mental health and police. The report was subsequently covered twice on Sky News with both Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matt Scott and Parliament Street Mental Health Spokesman, Danny Bowman being interviewed on Sky News. These figures suggest that police forces in United Kingdom are struggling to cope with the number […]

by · 12th February 2018 · Mental Health, Press Room, News

Parliament Street condemns attack on free speech

We condemn in the strongest terms the apparent breach of the peace at UWE Bristol this evening where Jacob Rees Mogg MP was due to speak.  All citizens of the UK have a right to hear, and be heard.  Our Universities are supposed to be bastions of learning and free speech, where ideas are challenged and discussed.  Are the events […]

by · 2nd February 2018 · Blog
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
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