Home Affairs Policy

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...
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...
Friday, January 24, 2014
 In November 2013, the European Parliament adopted by 459 votes to 148, with 81 abstentions, a proposed Directive on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of listed companies by requiring that such boards are composed of at...
Monday, January 6, 2014
Whilst all Planning Applications must be considered on their individual circumstances, as a Chartered Surveyor who is also a local councillor I have given the overall UK housing issue some considerable thought over the years as it is quite clear...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
It was a historic day in Scottish politics when the Scottish government published their White Paper on independence. It was meant to provide all the detail and answers the Scottish public were looking for. Unfortunately, however, it did anything but...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Read the original article @trendingcentral.com here.A spate of recent articles have reported on David Cameron’s behind the scenes mea culpa on the issue of gay marriage.Now full of hindsight and regret, Cameron has acknowledged (behind...
Monday, September 9, 2013
Read the full article at Trending Central here.The press has been full of considered analysis over the summer months that, despite the recent blip of the Syria crisis, this has been a comparatively strong recess for the Conservative...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Read the original article at the Spectator here. How many small children do you think you could look after? Three? Four? Maybe not even one without someone else on hand? It’s a question Liz Truss says she is asked regularly, although as she...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Read the original article on the commentator here.Archbishop Carey described opponents to the Same Sex Marriage Bill in Britain as being treated similarly to the Jewish population in Nazi Germany. Only when opponents of the Bill are imprisoned...
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sidelining sniping against the Bow Group is indicative of a moribund Conservative Party with an urgent need for a coherent philosophyYesterday, Iain Dale wrote an article for ConservativeHome entitled “What on earth is happening to the Bow...
Sunday, May 19, 2013
By Ben Harris-Quinney, Chairman of the Bow Group There is a crisis in the Conservative Party, and it is a crisis of conservatism. Specifically, the lack of a conservative vision and narrative in leadership and in Government. This crisis...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Read the original article on Conservative Home here.The SSM Bill is upon us again and, like reluctant, battle scarred warriors, members on both sides of the debate are trudging wearily back into the fray. Needless to say, the SSM bill is a...
Monday, May 13, 2013
The 2011 Postal Services Act was passed with little fanfare or debate. The product of a Liberal Democrat Secretary of State following the failed policy of the last Labour Government, it was also our coalition partner that steered that legislation...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney debates alongside John Redwood MP, Peter Hitchens and Andrew Mitchell MP against Benjamin Kentish, Hazel Blears MP, Lisa Nandy MP and Andy Burnham MP, on the proposition that New Labour failed Britain.Watch the...
Sunday, March 17, 2013
People want to see a difference between the UK's political parties. Time is running out for Cameron to develop a Big Idea, but it can still be done.Read the original article at the commentator.When historians look back at what happened in Eastleigh...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
 Read the original article at the commentator.com.Last week’s announcement that a small proportion of the Department for International Development Budget may in future be used by the Ministry of Defence was greeted with a flurry of derision...
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Throughout his life, William Rees-Mogg was a man of great principle and intellect.He was a life-long conservative and always held true to the principles of British conservatism, even during times when The Conservative Party itself moved away from...
Monday, December 10, 2012
This week's news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a child has been greeted with an international media storm consummate with the world's most famous couple, and such febrile interest was always going to be the reaction to such...
Monday, December 3, 2012
 Atula Abeysekera is a senior risk management and corporate governance practitioner and Council Member and Deputy Treasurer of the Bow Group.He authored the Bow Group’s recent paper on risk management “Black Swans Mean Business”  When...
Friday, November 9, 2012
 The recent exposure of Jimmy Savile’s sordid past has fostered a much deeper analysis of sex and abuse scandals in British society, which reflects the bizarre nature in which justice is still pursued in the United Kingdom.The pursuit of...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
 In the lead up to Remembrance Day the Bow Group has released a briefing paper challenging the Government to provide an adequate system to record, preserve and maintain the graves and memorials of Victoria Cross and high medal recipients...
Monday, October 15, 2012
In a recent governmental white paper and accompanying Telegraph editorial, former Policing and Justice Minister, Nick Herbert, quite commendably pledged to enhance the swiftness and certainty of justice in the system he oversaw. Such a change...
Friday, February 17, 2012
When it comes to homosexual marriage, the Conservative party not only stands divided, Conservatives themselves are divided, often between their true values and natural instincts, and a quest for the popular vote.As recently as 2003 David Cameron...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Writing on Conservative Home, the Chairman of the Bow Group argues that young Conservatives should be deeply concerned by the nation’s economic future and position in the world, and seek to make their voice heard.The people for whom low growth,...
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Bow Group Chairman answers questions in leading European newspaper La Razon on David Cameron's EU veto. - What is the significance of the Deputy Prime Minister’s message today?  Following the result of the Brussels summit, as with any time...

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