Commentary

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