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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 […]

The Decline of the Left in Europe?

A Parliament Street Report, prepared by James Downes, Director of Public Opinion and Polling Much has been made in the media recently about the decline of traditional mainstream left-wing parties across Western Europe. Recent articles in the Economist and the New Statesman have outlined how the traditional centre left are under attack from insurgent parties from the extreme left and right alike who are […]

by · 2nd March 2016 · Foreign Affairs, Research
Revenge pornography – the rising tide of digital harassment

Revenge pornography – the rising tide of digital harassment

A new report on revenge pornography by Parliament Street director of technology, Steven George-Hilley For many of us, social media offers the opportunity to engage with friends and family at the touch of a button. It provides users with a platform to launch a business, to share creative ideas and reach vast global audiences. Unfortunately the ability to instantly upload images and video is not […]

by · 21st October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Research
Why do polling companies keep getting it wrong?

Why do polling companies keep getting it wrong?

  This year to date has proven to be a nightmare year for opinion polling companies across Europe. The Scottish Referendum in September 2014 turned out to be difficult to predict, although opinion polling companies such as YouGov came close to predicting the final outcome. The recent Israeli election, combined with the recent General Elections in both the United Kingdom […]

by and · 15th June 2015 · Research
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BRIEFING NOTE: General Election 2015 Polling

With just one day to go before the British public cast their vote at the ballot box, the ground war is hotting up. James Downes examines the current state of the polls in looking at both vote and seat shares, before outlining the importance of campaigning for the Conservative Party on the final day of the election. The State of the […]

by and · 6th May 2015 · Research