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What 5 lessons can all political parties learn from the General Election 2017?

What 5 lessons can all political parties learn from the General Election 2017?

The British public are becoming somewhat accustomed to those early morning “I remember where I was when I first heard it” moments. We woke up to the UK leaving Europe, Trump entering the White House and the Tories just about hanging on in Westminster.  An analysis of the last six weeks demonstrates how political volatility and vulnerability can take an […]

by · 14th June 2017 · frontpage
A letter to a nineteen year old me

A letter to a nineteen year old me

Cllr. Richard Harris is an Erewash Borough Councillor and the Disabilities Spokesman for Parliament Street. He is also a passionate Conservative.   Ten years ago I was on the verge of turning twenty years of age. I was struggling through my second year at University and as a Disabled student was wondering what life had in store for me. 2007 […]

by · 12th June 2017 · frontpage
Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

Abbott, I get it. Afro-Diane was a different you

By Kate Baldwin There’s no question that Diane Abbott has made a few interview gaffes in her time. It’s fair to say, for instance, that numbers aren’t her thing. However, the latest interview ‘mishap’ on today’s Andrew Marr show where, while commenting on her previous pro-IRA statements, she remarked that “I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I […]

by · 28th May 2017 · frontpage
Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

Why Labour’s Robin Hood tax will only punish Corbyn’s target voter

By Tim Focas, director of financial services at Parliament Street. Another day of the election campaign, and another barmy policy pledge. Labour’s proposals for a tax on financial transactions is a further reminder, as if the electorate needed one, of the economic incompetence that lies ahead should Corbyn by some miracle find himself in Number 10. However, the difference with this […]

by · 19th May 2017 · frontpage
Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Macron Meets Merkel, German Elections and European Reaction

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as the new President of France on Sunday, as Europe prepares for a new Franco-German partnership to strengthen the Union. With Berlin as the new President’s first destination as head of state, Macron’s intentions are clear: get support from Europe’s most powerful leader for Union-wide reforms on areas such as labour reforms, unemployment insurance and bond […]

by · 15th May 2017 · frontpage
Dr Liam Fox: Key Risks to the UK Economy in 2015

Dr Liam Fox: Key Risks to the UK Economy in 2015

Speech by The Rt.Hon Dr Liam Fox at a Parliament Street event held at Kings College London

Liam Fox: ‘We should actively consider giving the Ukrainians the military supplies they need to defend their territorial integrity’

Liam Fox: ‘We should actively consider giving the Ukrainians the military supplies they need to defend their territorial integrity’

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox MP provides his verdict on the situation in Ukraine. This has been taken from a speech given by Dr. Fox to the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham on 10th February 2015.  The current crisis in the Ukraine is not a unique situation, but part of a continuum than has been evolving in recent years. […]

Examining the differences between U.S and UK elections

Examining the differences between U.S and UK elections

Parliament Street’s newest contributor, Tom Lahey, writes about how American campaigns operate and how it differs from his experience here in the UK so far, as the General Election approaches. For what it’s worth, American campaigns aren’t all well-run. Sure, you have massive operations like Romney or Obama 2012 where the campaigns have the candidate’s every move choreographed to the […]

Interview with Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

Interview with Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

    Parliament Street’s Charlotte Kude met Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday. He shared his thoughts about the general election campaign, his hopes for a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union and outlined his strategy to fight ISIL and prevent terrorist attacks on British soil. Philip Hammond is Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He was Secretary […]

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 […]