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Monday 28th November 2016 – Third Annual Lecture with Prof. Tim Bale

Monday 28th November 2016 – Third Annual Lecture with Prof. Tim Bale

On Monday 28th November 2016, Parliament Street welcomed Professor Tim Bale of Queen Mary University of London, to Committee Room in the House of Commons as the keynote speaker for our annual lecture. He is also the author of  The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron and Five Year Mission: The Labour Party Under Ed Miliband The topic of the talk was […]

Patrick Sullivan writes for Conservative Home

Patrick Sullivan writes for Conservative Home

First published by Conservative Home in October 2016 The Conservative Party still needs to have an internal election – just not the one it was expecting a few months ago. This July, Theresa May became the first leader of the Conservative Party to have also been its chairman. As such, she has better insight into the workings of the party […]

by · 4th November 2016 · Tory Thought, Press Room, Blog
An economy that works for everyone: The Conservative Party conference and sealing Labour’s fate

An economy that works for everyone: The Conservative Party conference and sealing Labour’s fate

By Sophia Bryant Last week as the Conservative Party Conference drew to a close, the path which May’s government will follow towards the next General Election became somewhat clearer from the indefinite position she succeeded. Perhaps the most interesting illuminations came from Philip Hammond’s speech regarding the economic direction of the Party, and the emphasis from Theresa May herself on […]

by and · 12th October 2016 · Tory Thought, Blog
Tim Focas writes for City A.M. – PM should not micro manage

Tim Focas writes for City A.M. – PM should not micro manage

Wednesday 14th September 2016 In his latest column for City A.M., Tim Focas tells us that a desire for micromanagement will only serve up political pain for the Prime Minister. 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 new column […]

by · 14th September 2016 · Tory Thought, Press Room
Tim Focas discusses the Tory leadership race in City A.M.

Tim Focas discusses the Tory leadership race in City A.M.

Tuesday 5th July 2016 In his latest column for City AM, Tim Focas explains why Michael Gove’s attacks on corporatism are the last thing the economy needs. 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 new column can […]

by · 5th July 2016 · Tory Thought, Press Room
Where now for Scotland’s Unionist Parties?

Where now for Scotland’s Unionist Parties?

Will Burstow Unionist parties cannot now rest on their laurels after a good set of results in Scotland for the Lib Dems and a great set of results for the Conservatives, there is much more work to do to keep separatism at bay. So with that in mind I thought we’d have a look at what underlying Unionist trends there […]

What can Conservatives and Unionists learn from Ruth Davidson?

What can Conservatives and Unionists learn from Ruth Davidson?

Will Burstow is Director of Constitutional Affairs for Parliament Street We now know the scale of results of Ruth Davidson’s long awaited recovery of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, it’s beholden upon us as Conservatives and Unionists to not just sit back in awe and enjoy Ruth’s resounding victory, but to learn lessons in how we can make our […]

How #TeamRuth shredded Sturgeon’s #Indyref2 fantasy

How #TeamRuth shredded Sturgeon’s #Indyref2 fantasy

Will Burstow is Director of Constitutional Affairs for Parliament Street Rejoice, rejoice! The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party is back with an astounding 31 seats in the new Holyrood chamber. While many of us following the elections to the devolved administrations knew there was going to be a conservative uplift, with the Weber Shandwick poll of polls predicting they would […]

The government must stick to its guns on the sugar tax

Shaun Bailey, Conservative candidate for the London Assembly, former Special Adviser to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Candidate for Hammersmith, defends the sugar tax. This isn’t about money; it’s about the health of the nation. This isn’t about the nanny state; this is a big step, that, allied with education and clearer labelling, could make a real impact on our […]

by and · 23rd March 2016 · Tory Thought
Why British Conservatives should care about the Canadian election.

Why British Conservatives should care about the Canadian election.

by Aisha Vance Today Canadians go to the polls to elect their next government. Having only gone through this ourselves barely six months ago, we can freshly remember the hard work, time and dedication put into an election campaign. Perhaps, most fascinating, is the similarities between both Countries during this election – the polls have been mostly tied with the Conservatives […]

by · 19th October 2015 · Tory Thought