Research

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...
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...

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