Research

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
A report out today, written by Dr Dan Boucher from Morriston in Swansea, highlights the importance of the Welsh mutual and co-operative economy ahead of next week’s Assembly elections.The report argues that the mutual economy in Wales is hampered by...
Friday, April 29, 2016
 Atula Abeysekera offers a five-point plan for keeping the NHS aliveOur policy recommendations are not radical, but they are incremental innovations. We are confident that they will achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and productivity to...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
 Robert Rigby on the electoral difficulties for Conservatives in UlsterPolitics in Northern Ireland is notoriously difficult. Consent not force is now the order of the day thanks to the peace process and Good Friday agreement; the absence of...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
 John Mann’s done it. He’s hit the nail on the head and smashed his thumb in the process.  It is now apparently an EU scandal that the NHS pays more to the EU than we receive. It is a scandal of incompetence both by the government and...
Monday, March 28, 2016
 Alex Burghart reminds the Conservatives not to forget the poor and dispossessedThere are few political terms so revisited as ‘One Nation’. Inspired by (but not coined by) Disraeli, it has subsequently been used by Stanley Baldwin to quell...
Friday, March 25, 2016
 What is the future of Conservative justice policy, wonders Richard HoneyThe Conservative Party stands for upholding the rule of law. It believes that there should be checks on the power of the state and that the liberty of the individual...
Monday, March 21, 2016
 Laura Keynes reminds the Prime Minister not to forget the socially conservative womanWhat are the most concerning issues for socially conservative women? I’d hazard a guess at care, first and foremost, both childcare and care of the elderly....
Friday, March 18, 2016
 We must focus, says Damian Green, on using technology and transparency to boost the private and public sectors alikeSpending the summer watching the Labour Party drift helplessly away from the British people and towards the wilder shores of...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
 Adam Afriyie sets out why Conservatives must rekindle social mobility for those who need it mostIf you work hard then you should reap the rewards. This simple desire is at the heart of what it means to be a Conservative. We want a society and...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
 Brian Cattell warns against betting on a Trump vs Clinton showdown in November, with pundits now predicting Trump's loss having failed to see him coming and that Trump's voter base may not be as white as conventional wisdom...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
 Who will take on the ‘new church’, asks Ed WestOn the wall of our bathroom is a Matt cartoon from around the time our first child was born in 2008. It shows a man presenting flowers to a new mother and her baby, carrying the sweet message: “...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
 Marcus Booth says that the impetus towards Scottish independence will not be halted without a proper vision for the United KingdomJust over a year ago, the people of Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. To many of us...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 We must focus on reforming the EU and rebuilding our defence capabilities, explains Gerald HowarthAs we embark on this exciting opportunity to shape the future of our country, there is merit in reflecting on the past to help guide our passage...
Monday, March 7, 2016
 Alex Deane argues that nation states are entitled to make their own decisions about who comes to their countries and the manner in which they come.The Conservative Party was elected in May on a manifesto which pledged to reduce net immigration...
Friday, March 4, 2016
 Alistair Thompson offers three policies to help rebuild the broken Conservative coalitionThe last five years have been fascinating for political anoraks like me. We have watched as the tensions between the left of the Lib Dems and right of the...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 What, asks Paul Scully, is holding local authorities back?Local government has been at the sharp end of the Government’s drive to cut the structural deficit, with a further decrease in their Settlement Funding Assessment of 13.9% in the 2015/...
Monday, February 29, 2016
 Alvino-Mario Fantini calls for a return to Anglo-American conservative tradition – as European conservatives are beginning to doTo the chagrin of ‘progressives’ everywhere, Europeans in recent years have been discovering the virtues and wisdom...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
 John Redwood on the EU’s failure to cope with the influx of Syrian refugeesThe EU’s border and migration administration reveals a dithering, divided policy. In recent weeks we have seen Hungary try to keep migrants out of the EU altogether,...
Friday, February 26, 2016
James Gray considers the lack of a British ‘Grand Strategy’That Defence of the Realm is the first duty of any Government is a bit of a Conservative truism. Nothing worth happening can happen unless we get defence right. Without defence we would be a...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Conservatives must remain vigilant, warns David Davis, even if the Opposition are a farceThe forces of Conservatism appear to be rampant. The problem with appearances is that they can be misleading. An election victory that was unexpected to say the...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What, asks Daniel Hannan, would it take to get Eurosceptics to vote Yes?Is there a middle way on the EU? A ‘devo max’ option, so to speak, that would leave the United Kingdom inside the single market but outside the political union?Yes. Plenty of...
Monday, February 15, 2016
Bow Group Senior Research Fellow Nic Connor debates the Junior Doctor’s Contract imposed by the Secretary of State for Health, The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP on Channel 5 with Dr. Ranj Singh, a children’s A&E junior doctor. Watch the debate...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Read the full article on lifezetteThe European Union may be headed toward collapse as nations begin to withdraw from the Schengen Agreement — the treaty that abolished internal European borders — under the strain of the Muslim migrant onslaught....
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Read our latest press release on the Junior Doctor's Strike below: Tuesday's Doctor's strike could cause hundreds of deaths, will cost millions and is a ploy by the BMA to distract the public and politicians from the real harms to the...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Rt Hon John Redwood MP gives a fireside reading of his traditional Bow Group Christmas Fairytale, this year with a Brexit theme.Watch the full reading here.

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