Social Policy

Thursday, January 9, 2014
As 2013 passes and we enter a new year, we will toast to future success amidst unwritten possibilities. But one thing remains certain: the challenge of our ageing population will only become more onerous, whether it features on the Coalition’s...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Though much, perhaps enough, has been said in the fading acres of coverage of Lady Thatcher’s passing and funeral, and the respective bias of the media, the debate will surely abide and the underlying themes will continue to define the conservative...
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Bow Group Head of Media Donna Edmunds writing at Conservative Home:The man that the Daily Mail branded the ‘Vile product of Welfare UK’ is behind bars today, serving the first full day of his life sentence for causing the death of six of...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
In the post-Olympics euphoria, much was said about the resurgence in volunteering. In part, interest was driven by the wide acclamation given to the Games Makers, those Adidas-clothed retirees and students (and the simply curious) who happily...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In 2006 John O'Sullivan authored The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister, detailing the relationship between, and influence of, what he and many saw as the 3 individuals that had united to change the world and defeat communism: Pope John-...
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 On the rare occasion when I find myself reading, by mistake of course, the celebrity gossip pages, there always seems to be some Hollywood star, high on life and whatever else was in their VIP goodie bag, running off to Las Vegas to get...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Prime Minister giving a free vote on gay marriage will bring about a hurricane of debate within The Conservative Party over whether allowing same sex marriage is ‘conservative’ or not.I have never really been that vocal or indeed taken much of...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
 Perhaps the greatest politician of our generation, Bill Clinton, began his Presidency with what many consider to be his most naive political mistake.New arrivals on the most contested of hills, the Clintons swept into Washington as the great...
Sunday, September 16, 2012
As is well known, there has been a steady decline in party membership and activism in Britain over the years.  But the country is far from being unique in this respect.  In a paper published last year Ingrid Van Biezen from the University...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Race to the Top: the Experiences of Black Students in Higher Education is the first in a series of reports looking at the experiences of particular groups from non-traditional backgrounds within Higher Education and the challenges faced by...
Monday, December 19, 2011
I recall working with the former Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar when he made the statement that Europe was founded on the basis of a Judea-Christian heritage, and that this formed a significant part of the common bond between nations...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
March 22, Committee Room 11, Palace of Westminster Debate: The Great British Pub Debate – Safeguarding A Cherished Institution Speakers: Bob Neill, MP, Under Secretary of State, Department of Communities and Local Government, and Minister for...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Writing in Crossbow, Toby Young explains how Free Schools can help deliver a fairer society.  The full article can be downloaded here. The Bow Group's Free Schools debate with Toby Young and Graham Brady MP will take place on Tuesday 8th...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Following the Prime Minister's recent speech on Islamic extreemism and multiculturalism at the Munich Security Conference, Brian Cattell Chairman of the Bow Group, was interviewed by Russia Today on the topic of mulitculturalism and the...
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Ben Howlett, Chairman of Conservative Future, sets out the case for the Government’s higher education plans.   Download the full article below
Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Special Educational Needs debate has long been dominated by the inclusion -exclusion debate. This paper recognises that inclusion in mainstream school is good for many children with SEN and does not seek to enter into a debate of ideology, but...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
It is ten years since Tony Blair made education his priority in government. An entire generation of pupils have passed through school under Labour’s watch. Pupils who were in the first year of primary school in May 1997 finished their GCSEs last...
Friday, April 8, 2005
A major report into Education policy, covering all years from Primary onwards.
Monday, August 9, 2004
This paper explodes the myth that exam standards have been rising each year, and presents the results of a survey of academics who deal with University admissions. The clear majority believe that standards have fallen in the last 10 years and that...
Friday, August 10, 2001
Adam Bogdanor examines the cost of welfare and the dependency culture, and argues for the implementation of "Back to Work".
Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Primary research on what the 18 year olds of today think about the current political climate and guidance on what the Conservatives need to do to reach out to them.
Saturday, August 4, 2001
Francis Ingham examines the shortcomings of British Universities and recommmends five key changes.
Thursday, August 31, 2000
A collection of proposals published in 2000, now available in PDF format.

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