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Brexit ready: UK law prepares for leaving date

Brexit ready: UK law prepares for leaving date

Parliament Street’s Head of Campaigns, Elizabeth Anderson writes about how the passage of the EU Withdrawal Act is an important step on the road to Brexit. It’s been a long time coming, and finally, almost exactly two years after the Brexit Referendum, the law has changed in a massive milestone for the country as we prepare to exit the European […]

by · 23rd June 2018 · Tory Thought, 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
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
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
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
Brexit Britain needs more grammar schools

Brexit Britain needs more grammar schools

Social mobility is a key tenet of Conservatism – the policies of aspiration that allow people to progress, to provide for themselves and their families, to be self-reliant – not propped up by the state.  And for this to happen, we must provide more opportunities for educational excellence.  Education is arguably one of the most important gifts we can pass […]

by · 27th October 2017 · Tory Thought
Green Brexit can re-engage young voters with the Conservative Party

Green Brexit can re-engage young voters with the Conservative Party

by Elizabeth Anderson It takes a lot for a political speech to really inspire and impress me these days – I’ve heard or read a lot of speeches.  Michael Gove’s speech on a Green Brexit was one of those speeches that impressed me. I have always loved the countryside, and as a consequence of this, which grew from a love […]

by · 25th July 2017 · Tory Thought
The Road to Westminster with J.P. Floru

The Road to Westminster with J.P. Floru

Today we were joined by Westminster Councillor J.P. Floru, to go through this morning’s must read opinion editorials. J.P. is a former European Parliamentary candidate and Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party. He is the author of two books on free market economics and will be publishing a travel guide to North Korea later this month.

by · 6th June 2017 · Tory Thought, Podcast, Blog
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 · Tory Thought
Tim Focas writes for City AM about the Conservative Manifesto

Tim Focas writes for City AM about the Conservative Manifesto

In his latest column for City A.M., Tim Focas explains how the Conservative Party manifesto marks a clear rejection of the libertarian right. Tim Focas is Director of Financial Services and the City of London for Parliament Street. He is responsible for providing research and market commentary on the key issues bridging the City and Westminster. His latest column can be read here. […]

by · 19th May 2017 · Tory Thought, Press Room