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 · Commentary, Economy & Tax, Blog
Ed Miliband: the man who hates British business

Ed Miliband: the man who hates British business

Parliament Street’s Head of Policy, Clare George- Hilley, argues that there are two clear choices ahead of the general election: The Conservative Party’s long-term economic plan, or Ed Miliband and the Labour Party’s short-term economic sham.   Labour’s decision to declare war on some of Britain’s most successful businesses is a reminder that Ed Miliband isn’t fit to be leader of the […]

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
Rob Halfon MP

Why we need Blue Collar Tories like Rob Halfon

  I’ve never quite known what to make of Ian Dale’s political projections. Having completed a Masters in Public Opinion and Polling and having an all-round interest in politics, Dale’s projections –if anything–give people like me, at the very least, something to read and gossip about. They no doubt also give candidates an extra boost if positive and an unhelpful […]

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 […]

The Future of Direct Democracy

The Future of Direct Democracy

By Matthew Gass A potential referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU is taking a central role in the next general election. Therefore, it seems worthwhile taking a look at the role of referenda and direct democracy in British politics. This is especially true in the context of the recent votes on AV and Scottish Independence. Historically it has been […]

by · 28th November 2014 · Commentary, Blog
Cultural solutions for Italy’s economy

Cultural solutions for Italy’s economy

Parliament Street’s Helen Chandler-Wilde on cultural solutions for Italy’s economy  A month ago I moved to Milan from London for my year abroad at university. Not only are the economic differences immediately staggering (streets dead on a Sunday and my rent half of what it is in London for a much nicer room), there are also great cultural and political differences […]

by · 15th October 2014 · Commentary, frontpage