Research

BRIEFING PAPER – Electoral Volatility in the Dutch Election

BRIEFING PAPER – Electoral Volatility in the Dutch Election

In the aftermath of last week’s significant Dutch elections; Parliament Street’s Director of British and European Politics, James Downes, has produced this timely briefing paper which summarises the key takeaways from that election. Dutch Election Briefing Paper

by · 21st March 2017 · Research
SOLUTION REPORT – Free Schools for a Free Society

SOLUTION REPORT – Free Schools for a Free Society

A new report, prepared for Parliament Street by Tom Burkard and Colin McKenzie. In England, good teachers are leaving the profession at the same time that school rolls are increasing.  Even good schools often have difficulty filling vacancies.  Workload and poor discipline have made teaching a highly stressful occupation—and school improvement programmes can add substantially to workload.  The problem is […]

by · 8th February 2017 · Tory Thought, Education, Research
ITV News covers Parliament Street mental health research

ITV News covers Parliament Street mental health research

New research by Parliament Street has revealed the extent of lack of funding and provision related to mental health incidents. By analysing police case reports, Parliament Street identified more than 300,000 cases related to people with a mental disorder, who felt they had no other support around them. Talking to ITV News, Danny Bowman, our mental health spokesman, said: “These […]

by · 3rd February 2017 · Mental Health, Press Room, Research
SNEAK PEEK at our forthcoming book – “A New Form of Politics?”

SNEAK PEEK at our forthcoming book – “A New Form of Politics?”

This post is an extract from a forthcoming chapter by James Downes (Director of British & European Politics, Parliament Street) and Christopher Hanley (Director of Public Opinion & Polling, Parliament Street) for Parliament Street’s upcoming new book. It is fundamentally clear that politicians on both the left and right of British politics have failed to recognize the long-term impact of […]

by · 1st January 2017 · Research
The Reluctant Europeans – Parliament Street’s New Research

The Reluctant Europeans – Parliament Street’s New Research

The Brexit vote on the 23rd June caused a political earthquake in British politics with Leave winning by 52% to 48%. Whilst negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the British Government are still ongoing as to when Brexit will be triggered and what it will look like, less is known about how perceptions towards membership of the EU have […]

by · 21st September 2016 · Brussels & Europe, Research
Parliament Street’s new report: It’s about the Children

Parliament Street’s new report: It’s about the Children

The need for increased interprofessional practice and collaborative working to safeguard children, young people and families Randa Najjar, University of Winchester My new research paper for Parliament Street aims to highlight the importance of interprofessional practice and collaborative working in order to safeguard children, young people and their families. It discusses historic approaches to the way government departments undertook the […]

by and · 15th August 2016 · Research
Parliament Street’s new report says social media mental health services ‘should be mandatory’

Parliament Street’s new report says social media mental health services ‘should be mandatory’

Social media sites should offer mandatory mental health services to provide counselling and support for users, according to a new report from think tank Parliament Street. The new 6,000 word report entitled Mental health and the social media society is written by Danny Bowman, a leading mental health campaigner famous for trying to commit suicide after taking 100 ‘selfies’ a day on […]

Brexit: 10 Things That We Learnt

Brexit: 10 Things That We Learnt

James Downes (Director of British and European Politics, Parliament Street) As Harold Wilson once remarked, “A week is a long time in politics.” We may now have to change this phrase to “Four days is a long time in politics.” Brexit has provided otherwise and the events that have happened in the last four days have proved to be unprecedented. […]

Brexit vs. Bremain: Four Days to Go

Brexit vs. Bremain: Four Days to Go

With just four days to go until the Referendum, Parliament Street’s Chris Hanley (Director of Public Opinion & Polling) and James Downes (Director of British & European Politics) discuss the recent shift towards the Leave campaign in the polls, the dynamics of the Referendum campaigns and how the next four days will be crucial in deciding the future of Britain’s […]

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 […]