Research

Monday, June 22, 2015
The Bow Group, the UK’s oldest conservative think-tank, today calls on European leaders to adopt the Australian maritime immigration policy of stopping the boats that bring thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean each week.A new research...
Monday, June 22, 2015
I was railed against last week for being “homophobic” after suggesting last year at a Christian conference that the “LGBT lobby” had become an overly influential facet of British public life, independent from the reality of the wishes of...
Monday, June 22, 2015
When Rio Ferdinand accused Andy Grey and Richard Keys of having “pre-historic” views on gender equality, as well as contributing to their firing, apparently he was also setting a standard for future, pre-historic reference.The main...
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Bow Group has released a policy paper, "Five practical steps for innovation in the NHS and wider healthcare", by Atula Abeysehera.Our five step policy recommendations are not radical, but they are incremental innovations.We are confident...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
IS operates significantly differently from all other terrorist groups that came before it and exist today, and in particular, its forebear, Al Qaeda.The resources enjoyed by IS are the consequence of a successful seizure of land across two countries...
Sunday, May 31, 2015
A beautiful oasis in the midst of the Syrian desert and the crossing point of some of the most important cultures in history, Palmyra’s two-thousand-year-old heritage does not belong only to Syria, it is a gift to the world. From Greek culture...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Poland has elected a new President. An MEP from the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, Andrzej Duda, received 51.55% of support ahead of Bronislaw Komorowski's 48.45 %, his challenger, according to final results from the election...
Monday, May 25, 2015
Read the artcle at Breitbart London.Two supposedly landmark political events have occurred on the island of Ireland this week.Both were greeted with an element of surprise and excitement and were hailed as great victories for the “progressive...
Monday, April 27, 2015
As the General Election rapidly approaches, a surprising late arrival in the list of major issues has been social housing.Nobody could deny that Britain has a housing problem: our ever-escalating house prices are caused by an increase in population...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The UN Security Council is one of few international institutions that can make binding decisions, and indeed, authorise war (or “use all necessary measures” in the parlance of Security Council Resolutions). It is therefore not surprising that its...
Sunday, April 19, 2015
A Scottish Deputy Prime Minister with a stranglehold over the United Kingdom is a very real prospect, as we count down the days until the election.UK politics has traditionally enjoyed majority government. Our “first past the post” system is...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I am just a little fed up with being told by Ed Miliband that he stands for something which the facts do not back up.Do you remember the days of grammar schools? The days when a smart working class kid (Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, et al) could...
Saturday, April 11, 2015
At the end of March, the government’s human rights watchdog sent an open letter to Britain’s Joint Committee on Human Rights, expressing worries with the Conservative proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
On 9 March 2015, David Cameron announced that a Conservative Government would open 500 more free schools by 2020, creating 270,000 school places. He argued this demonstrated the Conservatives are the only party to actively encourage the education...
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Immigration rules can be tightened can be tightened without harming growth or needing to leave the EU, according to new research.  A report published by the Bow Group, the oldest centre right think tank in the UK, highlights how certain rules...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The latest reports bring news of significant successes in the fight against terrorists in the Middle East and Africa. On 13 March, Iraqi soldiers fighting the Islamic State were able to take large swathes of Tikrit; they continue the liberation of...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
So the Leader of the Opposition is not prepared to listen to criticism from any individual who he sees as a tax evader.Recently, Mr Miliband refused to accept criticism from a captain of industry on the grounds that the individual in question had...
Monday, March 23, 2015
On 23rd March 2015 the Home Secretary set out plans to tackle Islamic extremism “head on” including the impact of Sharia which promotes gender discrimination. Included in today’s announcement was a commitment to launch an independent review of...
Friday, March 20, 2015
A recent spate of terrorist attacks in Albania has drawn virtually no international attention. But the consequences for the country could prove very serious indeed – and for wider Europe2015 did not start well for Europeans following the deadly...
Friday, March 13, 2015
The pros and cons of shale fracking cut on several levels. Fracking has met strong local opposition due to environmental and health concerns, highlighted by Greenpeace amongst others, which has listed a series of downsides to fracking operations...
Saturday, March 7, 2015
2014 was dominated by increased levels of extremism and jihadist movements - and the attempts to fight them. This year seems little different. One of the most remarkable phenomena to have emerged is that of the Islamic State (IS), currently...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
On January 17, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi demanded the intervention by the international community following the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts by offshoots of ISIS in Libya.Sisi, preferring the military option, immediately ordered air...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
On 25 January 2015 Greece rejected the harsh economics of austerity and sent a warning to the rest of Europe, a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has been festering since 2009.“This is a turning of a page, a historical moment for all...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Nic Conner is the Home and Social Affairs Research Fellow for The Bow Group, and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. He previously worked for The Big Issue and currently works for EN Campaigns helping people set up their own businesses and...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the greatest political thinkers of the Western tradition, wondering in the 19th century why “in [the 18th century] France irreligion had become a passion, general, ardent, intolerant, oppressive (...)”, noticed...

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