Tory Thought

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 […]

by · 16th June 2016 · Tory Thought, Research
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 · 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
‘Free Under The Law’ – The Conservative Case Against Assisted Suicide‏

‘Free Under The Law’ – The Conservative Case Against Assisted Suicide‏

By Peter D. Williams In early June this year, in answer to a question from a Parliamentary colleague, the Prime Minister made clear his opposition to the practice of assisted suicide. Just a week later, Labour MP Rob Marris came top of the Private Members Ballot, and went on to propose a Bill that would introduce that very practice into […]

by · 10th September 2015 · Tory Thought
Education and universal charging for prescriptions will save our NHS

Education and universal charging for prescriptions will save our NHS

The Conservative Party have pledged to increase NHS funding by £8 billion over the next five years. Whilst this is absolutely necessary in order to retain the standards of care we see now, the NHS is increasingly resembling a sieve. It’s not necessarily how much money is being put in that is the concern, it’s how quickly it is draining […]

by · 7th August 2015 · Tory Thought
…maybe capitalism needs a PR team?

Capitalism needs a PR team…

The world looks pretty gloomy at the moment. ISIS are on the rise across the Middle East and North Africa. The European economy is as sluggish as it has ever been. Ebola savaged whole villages and townships. You can hardly get away from it. When Russel Brand isn’t warning of the Government’s apparent plan to drag our living standards back […]

by · 7th August 2015 · Tory Thought
Why the Conservatives need to focus on Wales in 2016

Why the Conservatives need to focus on Wales in 2016

 For 16 years since devolution began, Wales has been stuck with a Welsh Labour Government. Within those 16 years, there have been numerous coalitions with the Welsh Liberal Democrats and with Plaid Cymru. In 2016, it will be the Welsh Conservatives fifth attempt at changing the Political structure of Cardiff Bay, and making it bluer than it’s ever been before. […]

by · 6th August 2015 · Tory Thought