Policy

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The current diplomatic fracture between the United Kingdom and Spain over Gibraltar will frustrate anyone who understands the underlying causes of what is now happening and why.In 2004 the UK and Spain, under Blair and Aznar, were the closest of...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Read the original article at Trending Central here.David Cameron has gently abandoned his campaign to force Syrian President Assad from office over the last month, following humiliation at the hands of the somewhat wilier international operator...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Bow Group today releases a major Briefing Paper exploring the merits of the privatisation of Royal Mail.The paper, written by Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney, with contributions from the Minister of State for Business & Enterprise Rt...
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The election of Hassan Rouhani in this month’s Presidential Election has been hailed as a victory for Iran’s reformists over the conservative ‘principalists’ close to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In his first press conference after the election, Dr...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The City of London’s status as a global financial centre has been under threat for some years, and in May, as part of it’s ‘Unthinkables’ series, The Bow Group called a conference debate to discuss the nature of the problem.  Three leading...
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...
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Conservatives cannot be afraid of standing for something. But time in which to learn that lesson is running outNic Conner, writing at the Commentator.comRead the original article at the Commentator.comCalm down everyone: breathe in, hold it,...
Thursday, May 2, 2013
What does Osborne need to do if he wants to avoid the ignominy not only of suffering credit downgrades, but of being the Chancellor who presided over London losing its billing as the world's premiere financial centre?Economics is not proving to be...
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, 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...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Speaking in the House of Commons today, the Chancellor announced an "a budget for an aspiration nation". The Bow Group's Head of Media Donna Edmunds, who this morning released a menu of recommendations for a supply side boosting budget, was...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Bow Group has released a 2013 Budget briefing calling for a major shift towards supply side measures to be enacted by the Chancellor. Written by the Bow Group’s new Head of Media Donna Edmunds, read and download the briefing here.The...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Statutory regulation will remove the power of the press to expose and hold to account people and situations which have and could change the worldRead the original article at the commentator.Today parliament is working out how best to end our free...
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...
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-...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Ben Harris-Quinney, wrting for Conservative HomeFor all of the analysis, debate and discord, I often wonder if politics is not far simpler that the acres of pontificating text produced every day on the subject may suggest.30 years ago French...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
To many in Europe it would seem impossible to say any more that has not already been said about the relationship between the continent and the British Isles, in the context of the European Union.David Cameron’s keynote speech today, and the...

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