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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
Steve Mastin – Director of Education

Steve Mastin – Director of Education

Steve Mastin is Head of History at a maintained secondary school in Cambridge. He is passionate about a knowledge rich curriculum for all pupils regardless of ability or social background, empowering each one of them to become part of the cultural discourse that some pupils from privileged backgrounds take for granted. He trains history teachers for the University of Cambridge […]

by · 26th November 2016 · Research Team
John Strafford – Director of Democracy and Political Participation

John Strafford – Director of Democracy and Political Participation

John Strafford is a tireless campaigner for greater democracy within the Conservative Party and chairs the Campaign for Conservative Democracy. In 2009, he wrote Our Fight for Democracy – a history of democracy in the United Kingdom. He was also the Chairman of the Conservative Yes Campaign in the 2011 referendum on the Alternative Vote. John was born in Sheffield, […]

by · 2nd November 2016 · Research Team
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