Commentary

What’s To Be Done – Anti-Semitism, Labour And The Solutions

What’s To Be Done – Anti-Semitism, Labour And The Solutions

Dom Sayer – Chairman of our Labour Now policy group writes a thought provoking opinion editorial about how Labour should respond to any anti-Semitism within the Party. In the last couple of months (and indeed over the last couple of years) many people, me included, have written on the issue of anti-Semitism within the Labour party. A distinct range of […]

by · 13th April 2018 · Labour Party, Commentary
Would Brexit put London’s powerhouse economy status at risk?

Would Brexit put London’s powerhouse economy status at risk?

As David Cameron continues his lobbying mission to win over European leaders to his “renegotiation” plans, investors are understandably weighing up the pros and cons of Britain’s place inside and outside the EU. The good news for Cameron is that the in campaign appears to be gathering momentum – thanks in large part to high-profile cash injections from the likes […]

by · 29th January 2016 · Economy & Tax, Commentary, Blog
Queen Elizabeth doesn’t deserve this sickening Nazi smear

Queen Elizabeth doesn’t deserve this sickening Nazi smear

At 89 years of age, and after so many decades of dedicated, loyal service to our country and her people, one would think that the magnificent Queen Elizabeth II would be respected and protected by our national media. Saturday’s deeply unpleasant front page splash in The Sun newspaper accompanied by the headline, “Their Royal Heilnesses” is as tasteless as it is unfair to Britain and […]

by · 21st July 2015 · Commentary
Och aye the noo! What a Labour/ SNP coalition could mean for you

Och aye the noo! What a Labour/ SNP coalition could mean for you

Parliament Street’s Mo Metcalf- Fisher discusses what an SNP- Labour coalition could mean for you.  If there’s one thing the polls are suggesting this election, it’s that things are mighty close. I guess that’s what makes it all quite exciting. But there are some outcomes the polls suggest, that will no doubt cause concern to many voters. Certain political outcomes are […]

by and · 28th April 2015 · Commentary, Blog
Opinion: Is One Nation Conservatism The Key To Victory ?

Opinion: Is One Nation Conservatism The Key To Victory ?

Holly Whitbread discusses why she believes there should be a simplistic Conservative rebranding so the party remains loyal to traditional conservative values, appeals to all hard working British people and distances themselves from PR gimmicks.  The rhetoric of the ‘left’ centers around the idea of ‘them and us’. Playing upon the pre-existing class and wealth divisions within our society. Labour continues […]

by and · 26th April 2015 · Commentary, Blog
Labour let young people down. We can’t go back to the way things were

Labour let young people down. We can’t go back to the way things were

Jonathan Fieldhouse argues that young people have more opportunities now, under the Conservatives, than they ever did under Labour. It’s frightening looking back over time and thinking about our once glorious high streets.  As ‘New’ Labour came to power with their army of supporters banging the drum, they forgot the rich legacy that was presented to them. They’d forgotten what […]

Forget the bacon sandwich, Ed Miliband has had his chips

Forget the bacon sandwich, Ed Miliband has had his chips

Parliament Street’s Steven George-Hilley discusses Labour’s chaotic campaign and its implications for Ed Miliband  This morning’s papers are stuffed with criticism and negative briefings against Labour leader Ed Miliband, not from the opposition, but from his own side. The latest round of attacks on Labour’s chaotic election campaign come following a series of questionable policy announcements on the National Health […]

by · 1st February 2015 · Commentary
We should not tolerate the intolerant

We should not tolerate the intolerant

Parliament Street’s Charlotte Kude analyses the meaning of last week’s events for French society and the wider western world. Also featuring in TheCommentator We are at war. Not my words, those of a French MP last Thursday. Finally, someone says it. This is a war that we didn’t start. Let me clarify: the West is not at war against Islam and never has been. However, it will defend itself […]

The Meaning of Fraternité: Every attack on Jews is an attack on us all

The Meaning of Fraternité: Every attack on Jews is an attack on us all

  Joseph Weissman is Media Analyst at the Embassy of Israel   Immediate lessons have been drawn from last week’s terror attacks in Paris, as France has bolstered its security by calling up thousands of troops to protect sensitive sites across the capital. Half of these protected sites are Jewish, following the murder of four Jews in the kosher bakery […]

Questioning the efficacy of gun control in Europe after the Charlie Hebdo shooting

Questioning the efficacy of gun control in Europe after the Charlie Hebdo shooting

Parliament Street’s Helen Chandler-Wilde compares views on gun control policy in Europe and in the US after Charlie Hebdo massacre On 7th January of this year, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo in the 11th arrondissement. The two perpetrators of this attack, thought to be brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, used powerful military-grade firearms to […]