Research

Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Bow Group has today unveiled a major paper urging the Government to reconsider plans to resume badger culling in England in autumn 2012, saying the culls, an attempt to control the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB), are likely to be more...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In a 5 page briefing paper sent to all Conservative MPs, the Bow Group argues that the Government must go further in tackling issues around executive pay. Alongside an analysis of the Government’s response on the issue to date, the Bow Group argues...
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...
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Argentina is a nation with renewed economic might, in a Latin America that is finally showing signs of economic and political development that could herald its eventual and long awaited cooption into the developed world. Yet just 300 miles from the...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The latest in a seemingly endless series of state by state elections to select a Republican Presidential candidate occurred in the United States on Tuesday night. The voting from the three states provided some remarkable outcomes, two clear losers...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This new report from the Bow Group Transport and Energy Committee, Winning the consensus on High Speed Rail: why all parties should now support the best route for HS2, argues that the availability of a cross-party consensus for a better and cheaper...
Saturday, January 21, 2012
-The Argentine government has demanded renewed talks about the islands, which Argentina calls Las Malvinas. ¿Is this a provocation or the right decision?The issue of the ownership of the Falkland Islands is one that has been resolved in bitter...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Writing at the commentator.com the Bow Group chairman puts forward the case that the recent immolation by press and commentary of Aiden Burley MP is yet another example of the media gripping a story, and with wilfully blinkered vision tearing...
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...
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...
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The victory of the Partido Popular in the 20N Spanish general elections is good news for Spain, good news for Europe and good news for the UK......in theory. The Spanish economy needs emergency attention from responsible government and the...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
You must remember. The fanfare, the fist pumping, the feeling that ‘things can only get better’. No, this wasn’t 1997, this was 2009.Gordon Brown had bottled a General Election and the Tories were riding the crest of a wave. Women supported them,...
Monday, November 21, 2011
After 7 years of government the PSOE have been swept from power in Spain, but the greatest challenge for the opposition Partido Popular, perhaps in the history of the party, has only begun.Mariano Rajoy begins the Presidency facing the record...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Remembrance weekend is always a time where the issues faced by our service men and women come to the forefront of political debate.This year’s remembrance day also marks a significant year for the future of our armed forces, and a crossroads from...
Sunday, November 13, 2011
At Prime Minister's Questions earlier this week, two backbench Conservative MPs asked David Cameron to condemn FIFA's attempt to stop the English and Welsh national football teams from wearing poppies on their shirts during international...
Saturday, November 12, 2011
When journalist Micah Zenko attended a conference on U.S. foreign policy, he was surprised by the lack of women in the room. And being the journalist he is, he decided to research the facts on females in foreign policy. The results? So striking that...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Labour is now supporting the original Conservative route for HS2 - so why is the Coalition supporting the old (and wrong) Labour route?The pamphlet, The Right Track – Delivering the Conservatives’ Vision for High Speed Rail (pdf), was published...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Bow Group and Dr Daniel Poulter MP have jointly produced a new target policy paper reflecting on the UK’s ageing population and the concurrent increase in chronic long-term conditions and setting out how the hospice movement should look in the...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
In September 2011 I published a paper with the Bow Group entitled The Eurozone and Germany - Crisis and Opportunity - Understanding Europe’s greatest power. Since its publication the eurozone has descended to a new level of crisis, and the...
Monday, September 19, 2011
Whoever controls Berlin controls Germany, and whoever controls Germany controls Europe were among the most famous, and perhaps most useful, words of Karl Marx. In 1904 Halford Mackinder put forward a theory that the geographic pivot of history runs...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
On 31st August 2011 the Guardian published an article Obesity plan could cost shoppers dear which featured criticism from the Children’s Food Campaign about the Government’s Change4Life voucher initiative.  The Change4Life voucher scheme...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Lord Norton explores the constitutional reform under the Coalition Government.   Download the full article below.
Monday, August 8, 2011
This weekend Justine Greening has been seen and heard across the airwaves defending the Government’s economic policy as share prices across the world continue to fall.In an interview with the Bow Group, Justine lays out the Coaltion Governments plan...
Saturday, August 6, 2011
On 3rd August 2011, the Public Accounts Committee published its report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS.  In doing so, the Committee highlighted the catastrophic and atrophic failure of the previous Labour Government’s hopelessly...

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