Social Policy

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
 The Bow Group has joined Tremr, the online platform aimed at expanding the scope for detailed debate and engagement in topical issues. With a selection of 20 articles already uploaded, more to follow regularly and live...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
 Generation Conservative has launched as the Bow Group's youth wing project, dedicated to promoting conservatism amongst young people. The initiative is co-led by Bow Group members Sophia Bryant and Charlotte Chase.Read the mission...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
 The bizarre and pointless criminal trespass onto the airside of London City Airport today has been feted by some in the media as raising valid points over how Blacks suffer more from aviation than the rest of the population. To quote directly...
Saturday, July 30, 2016
 What have Christians ever done for Scotland? They fought for your right to raise your children how you want to raise them. They didn't insist they were raised Christian. They just fought for you to choose your path for your children....
Monday, July 25, 2016
 Few people advancing their convictions in modern politics do so without being labelled, at times, a bigot. It would be glib to embrace the label unconditionally but there is a recondite fear in society at large that conservatives will...
Monday, June 6, 2016
 …if you want to be a family policy maker, writes Harry BensonWhen couples have problems or split up, the taxpayer usually ends up picking up the pieces, especially if they have children. Some 45% of teenagers are no longer living with both...
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...
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....
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...
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: “...
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...
Monday, October 19, 2015
"Tax Credit cuts could damage Britain’s entrepreneurial economy and the Conservative Party’s claim to be the workers party". - Bow Group Social Affairs Fellow Nic ConnerThe Bow Group today releases a briefing paper "Credit Where it's Due?" looking...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Childhood poverty is unacceptable.  From the pure humanitarian perspective no innocent child should be living in substandard conditions, whilst from a harshly capitalist perspective poor children are less likely to grow up into contributing...
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to rethink its plans for the funding of long-term care for the elderly, focusing funding on those with the greatest need.The author, Dr Jonathan Stanley, an NHS medical doctor, demonstrates how the...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Elections are not principally fought on youth homelessness, and housing featured only cursorily in the most recent election. The Conservative Manifesto for the 2015 election said only that “We have also pioneered the use of social impact bonds and...
Friday, July 24, 2015
One often hears the phrases “soft totalitarianism” or “creeping totalitarianism” used in regards to the modern left and its never-ending crusade for political correctness and “equality”. I think it’s safe to say that said totalitarianism is no...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
 Donald Trump has hit the top of most polls in the US for the GOP nomination, whether you like it or not, he is now one of the front runners to be the Republican Candidate for President in 2016.Most people, at least in the UK, will struggle to...
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...
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, 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...
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...
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, 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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