Join the Bow Group for a celebration of the Act of Union and Burn's Night, with a campaign speech from Better Together by Tom Harris MP and a keynote speech from The Rt Hon Lord Lamont PC.
Monday 28th January 2013, 7pm
9 Halkin St, London, United Kingdom
Dress: lounge suits / highland dress or equivalent ladies' attire.
Drinks, canapés and haggis provided.
Tickets: £20 for Bow Group members and £25 for non-members
The Bow Group & the Freedom Association will be hosting a Memorial Tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher from 11am-5pm on the 17th of April 2013, with addresses in celebration of her life and legacy by many who knew her, worked with her and were influenced by her.
Please join us to celebrate a true conservative, a great Briton, and a leader of peerless vision.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Unfortunately if you do not RSVP it will not be possible to include your name on the guest list and you may be refused entry to the event.
PagesIn the past the Bow Group held a series of debates called the "Unthinkables". The idea being that these debates discussed controversial issues, scenarios, or what many would consider unthinkable solutions to national problems. Encompassing a wide range of views these debates brought together speakers from the opposing ends of the dialectic spectrum.
On the 3 of May at 13:30 Bow Group members are invited to attend a tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners and the chosen charity of Baroness Thatcher.
Tuesday 14th May 2013, 6:30pm, Committee Room 9, House of Commons
How can the legacy of Lady Thatcher be preserved and extended?
Leading Conservative thinkers will suggest ways of
continuing the legacy of Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013).
• John Redwood MP - Wider ownership: a timeless idea
• Chris Chope OBE MP - Leadership skills and convictions
• Nirj Deva DL FRSA MEP – A Thatcherite assessment of the Coalition
• Andrew Stephenson, MP
• Oliver Cooper, National Chairman of Conservative Future - Thatcher the anti-Conservative
• Ben Harris-Quinney, Director of Conservative Grassroots & Chairman of the Bow Group - Was Mrs Thatcher a libertarian?
The conference will be held at the Palace of Westminster. Committee Room 9.
The Bow Group's Spanish Summer Reception
Launch of Conservative Friends of Spain
at the kind invitation of His Excellency Ambassador Trillo of Spain
Speakers will include:
His Excellency Ambassador Trillo-Figueroa of Spain (Former Secretary of Defence)
The Rt. Hon. David Liddington MP, Minister for Europe
The Chairman and Council of the Bow Group are delighted to announce the Bow Group's Spanish Summer Reception.
The event will take place at the Embassy of Spain, Belgrave Square, London at 630pm on the 10th of June 2013 .
Drinks, canapes and tapas will be served in the Great Room of the Embassy and Gardens.
To RSVP or for more information please email email@example.com
Tickets are £15 for Members and £20 for Non-Members.
If you are unable to pay online please make out cheques to "The Bow Group" and post to: The Bow Group, 1A Heath Hurst Road, London, NW3 2RU.
Alternatively please make payment at the event.
Dress: Black Tie or Lounge Suits
In association with Conservative Grassroots.
With UKIP on the rise in the national polls and at the ballot box, some Conservatives have been moved to raise the question of a possible Conservative/UKIP electoral pact. But with UKIP regularly relegating Conservative candidates into second (and third) place, who would step aside for whom? And would the members of either party stand for it?
Speaking on the subject will be
Douglas Carswell MP
Douglas is the popular Conservative member for Clacton in Essex. Given a Eurosceptic Rating of 9/10 on Guido Fawkes' blog, he is described by Dod's as "Tall and Eurosceptic ... one of his party's radical thinkers". In the 2010 election Douglas increased his majority from just 912 to a very healthy 12,068, and was supported in that efford by UKIP, who declined to run a candidate against him.
Toby is an author, journalist, and co-founder of the West London Free School. He is described by himself on Twitter as "Maverick Tory, Classical Liberal", and by popular consensus as 'controversial'. In his Telegraph column he recently pitched the idea of an 'advisory service'; a non-aligned brokerage service between UKIP and the Conservatives. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100214838/the-conservatives-need-a-better-ukip-strategy-than-vote-purple-get-red/
Roger is Chairman of UKIP's South East region. An alumni of the Bow Group, he served as Treasurer 1999-2000 and wrote two research papers for the group in the 1990s. He is a defector to UKIP from the Conservative Party, having served as a Conservative Councillor in Wandsworth 1998-2006.
Peter Wilding is the Director of British Influence and Trustee of the Bow Group. Peter has worked in European Affairs for 20 years and was former Head of Media and Policy for the Conservative Party in the European Parliament and former Head of EU Policy for BSkyB.
The discussion will take place in Committee Room 11, at 7pm on Monday 24th June. Admission is free, but if you would like to attend, please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up to the facebook event here.
A late afternoon reception at Epernay champagne bar, just a few meters from the conference zone.
Food and drink (wine & juice) will be on offer.
The speakers will be John Redwood MP, Andrew Mitchell MP and Phillip Blond, who will discuss how we can reverse the decline in membership.
A discussion to consider how the conservative movement could be united by a pact with UKIP.
To be held the Bridgewater Conference Centre in the Charles Halle Room.
Speakers will include:
- James Delingpole (Columnist for the Times, the Daily Telegraph & the Spectator)
- Toby Young (Recent contributing editor of Vanity Fair, columnist for the Spectator and the Daily Telegraph)
- Andrew Lilico (Economist with Europe Economics, former member of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee)
- Ben Harris-Quinney (Chairman, The Bow Group)
Raheem Kassam (Editor, Trending Central)
Drinks will be provided.