Policy : article

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...
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...
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...
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.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Bow Group's Senior Research Fellow Nic Conner discusses the Junior Doctors Strike movement and the wider debate on NHS pay and striking on London Live.Watch the debate here
Saturday, October 10, 2015
 Geoffrey Howe was a great patriot, and a great mind, few in the history of our country have served in Parliament with greater distinction. Lord Howe was a founder and then Chairman of the Bow Group in 1955-1956, he introduced and edited...
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...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
 For the right it should be a source of shame, not celebration, that it took a leftist to finally kill off Blair, and that Blairites now feel more at home in the Conservative Party.When I first got involved in politics in the early 2000s the...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
We have now reached the point where every week there is a major news story about the UK’s failure to deal with migration. This week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures showing that once again levels of migration and immigration...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Read the original article at Breitbart London here.Last month I watched the celebrated US economist Paul Krugman explain to 2000 people in Las Vegas why debt doesn’t matter. Despite being at a business focused libertarian conference he convinced a...
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...
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...

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