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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
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 · Tory Thought, Podcast, Blog
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 · Tory Thought
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 · Tory Thought
Why May was right to call for a snap election

Why May was right to call for a snap election

By James Hutton The odd formality of the House of Commons voting to dissolve itself passed today, with 522 votes for and 13 against. It was an unexpected call from the Prime Minister, given her previous opposition to it—but also the right one. Britain negotiating her departure from the European Union will be difficult. Some aspects of the negotiations may […]

by · 19th April 2017 · Tory Thought