Research

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...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The 2010 Conservative Manifesto included commitments to:- Support the strongest protection for endangered species and work to protect vital habitats from destruction;- Tackle the smuggling and illegal trade in wildlife through the new Border Police...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Conservative Members of Parliament have been accused of attempting to filibuster a Bill set to go through Parliament next Thursday, which seeks to enshrine the commitment to spend 0.7 percent of GDP on aid. Outspoken Tory MP Philip Davies said the...
Monday, November 3, 2014
The right is rarely a forum for self-congratulation, preferring wary scepticism or angry indolence, but last month was the best month for conservatives in Britain in a very long time, and through the haze of differing party loyalties on the right,...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Party Conference season should be a critical, indespensible time in the British Political calender for the nation's most prominent political movements to come together, listen to each other and the nation, remember core principles and make a pitch...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Like many members of the Conservative Party, I wasn’t in favour of entering into coalition with the Liberal Democrats in 2010.Read the full article at the Yorkshire PostGiven the true extent of the parlous nature of the nation’s finances that were...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Phewee. The people of Scotland have done the right thing – and by some margin. They have voted to keep Britain, to keep the Union, and to stay part of a great and United Kingdom whose best days are yet to come. With a 10.6 per cent lead for the...
Friday, August 29, 2014
 In October 2011, Rt Hon David Cameron MP told journalists that we should consider a tax on unhealthy foods in Britain. So how realistic is it?Britain is on the edge of an obesity crisis. England has the highest obesity rate in Europe and one...
Monday, July 21, 2014
It is 100 days since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram, the notorious islamic terrorist organistion. The Bow Group today publishes a damning report that casts new light on the role the US has played in the rise of...
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Recent revelations in the press have revealed that Britain’s major supermarkets and restaurant chains are selling halal meat without labelling it as such. Reports suggest that as much as 70% of New Zealand lamb sold in the UK is from halal abattoirs...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 Below is a list of 11 recommendations that the Bow Group, Conservative Voice and Conservative Grassroots have published in order to help the Conservative Party reconnect with its base...  1. More Dialogue between Members of...
Saturday, May 3, 2014
This week saw the launch of the progressive pressure group Bright Blue's "Moderniser's Manifesto", it detailed the necessity for the Conservative Party to return to the modernisation project that has all but been abandoned. Nothing particularly...
Friday, April 11, 2014
In 2008 Peter Oborne wrote a seminal modern political work;"The Triumph of the Political Class", identifying and bemoaning the replacement of the British Establishment with a new, self-serving, cross-party, incestuous political class in Westminster...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I first met Margaret Thatcher as a child at a constituency event she held in Finchley to thank her local activists for 40 years of service that had delivered her to the highest office in the land.My Grandmother was one of the first people to...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Immigration is a consistently hot-button topic in Britain, and the 2013-2014 Immigration Bill, currently in the committee stage in the House of Lords, has not been without its share of controversy.One area of policy that has been consistently...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
 Authored by Adriel Kasonta Looking at the current situation in Ukraine, it brings to mind the image of eighteenth century France pictured inone of the best-known intellectual attacks against the French Revolution written by Edmund Burke....
Friday, March 28, 2014
 With equity crowd funding platforms to be regulated from April 1st, this paper considers the strengths and weaknesses of this relatively new source of funding for businesses as well as the pitfalls of the regulation that is to be enforced.Read...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
On March 7 New York Times writer Ben Judah published the piece London’s Laundry Business  bemoaning the British position on Crimea after a British civil servant was photographed with exposed documents indicating Britain should maintain...
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Henry Hill is a British Conservative and Unionist activist and writer, editor of Open Unionism, and writes Conservative Home’s Red, White, and Blue column every Wednesday. He is editor of online content for the Bow Group. This article first...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Read the article at Breitbart.comAs a consumer, I choose what I buy, and where I buy it from. To get to the point of citizen emancipation where I am in a position to do so has cost millions of lives and exhausted what once seemed like an endless, un...
Friday, February 28, 2014
Bow Group Report: Time for a change of tack on bovine TB & badger culling. (Read the full report here)With a cost of £4,121 per badger, the likely conclusion by the forthcoming report by the Independent Panel of Experts on the recent pilot of...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Read the full article at Breitbart LondonThe decision by David Cameron to block the right of constituencies to recall their MPs in cases of wrongdoing has been much debated in the UK over the past week. It echoes a feeling that has been...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
According to the White Paper which was released by the European Commission on 22 January 2014, Europe will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The famous triple lock, guaranteeing pensioners a rise of at least 2.5 per cent  in their state pension every year, is here to stay. Proposed by the Liberal Democrats in their 2010 manifesto of dreams (it also included the abolition of Trident...

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