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
The 2015 British General Election: Core Battlegrounds

The 2015 British General Election: Core Battlegrounds

  This report investigates the defining battlegrounds that are likely to play an influential role amongst voters in this General Election. The analysis draws on current public opinion data from TNS opinion, YouGov, alongside ICM in investigating the issue salience of immigration, economic perceptions and leadership competence evaluations amongst voters. These are likely to be the core issues that dominate […]

by and · 29th April 2015 · Research
Smart Goverment: A Parliament Street Guide to Better More Efficient Government

Smart Goverment: A Parliament Street Guide to Better More Efficient Government

Smart Government, edited by Patrick Sullivan and Nabil Najjar, and featuring a foreword by the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, is Parliament Street’s first book, launched to positive reviews in March 2015. Ahead of the 2015 General Election, perhaps the most important in a generation, Parliament Street has brought together a group of leading Conservative Party activists, business and charity […]

by · 27th March 2015 · Research
‘It’s Immigration, Stupid?’

‘It’s Immigration, Stupid?’

James Downes says immigration must be pushed to the top of the Conservative Party’s issue agenda.

by and · 10th March 2015 · Research, Uncategorized
ISIS: The Case For Intervention-Understanding Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and International Law

ISIS: The Case For Intervention-Understanding Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and International Law

  Chris Hanley from TNS opinion and James Downes from Parliament Street discuss the ramifications surrounding ISIS, drawing on recent polling data from TNS opinion, Pew and YouGov. The article then looks at four core areas in the legitimacy to intervene, investigating authorisation from the UN Security Council, Humanitarian Intervention, intervention by recipient states and the right to self-defence. The […]

What underpins the electoral success of UKIP?

What underpins the electoral success of UKIP?

In this new Parliament Street paper, James Somper writes that Ukip’s performance at the polls is underpinned by the ‘political disaffection’ of a minority who feel that ‘their values and preferences’ have been excluded from the contemporary political arena.

by · 15th February 2015 · Research
Criminal Justice under the Coalition: Crispin Blunt MP

Criminal Justice under the Coalition: Crispin Blunt MP

It is difficult to think of a greater contrast between two consecutive Justice Secretaries than Ken Clarke and Chris Grayling.  Their personalities, their professional background and their approach to politics contrast almost as much as the policy prescription and leadership they have brought to the role.  I am lucky enough to know them both well. Chris is my Parliamentary neighbour […]

by · 23rd January 2015 · Research
The Future for the Transatlantic Partnership

The Future for the Transatlantic Partnership

James Downes from Parliament Street and Chris Hanley from TNS opinion in Brussels explore the state of public opinion across the Atlantic and outline recent developments, alongside implications for the future of the relationship. Recently, a new set of findings was published by the German Marshall Fund on the state of public opinion across the Atlantic. This is timely given the […]

by and · 11th January 2015 · Research