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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...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
 Referendum currently dominates the political lexicon in the United Kingdom, but as we look towards the continent and see the European debate fill our political spectrum, it is easily forgotten that our own nation and the strength of our Union...
Saturday, January 12, 2013
 Appearing on the BBC Daily Politics Show, Director of the Conserve the Chilterns Countryside Campaign Stephanie Boston has made the case for the Government to scrap the current plans for HS2 and adopt the "Bow Group...
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...
Monday, January 7, 2013
Writing in the Daily Telegraph's Transport Supplement former Bow Group Chairman The Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP criticises current Government policy on the HS2 Project and route, and argues for full integration with HS1, Heathrow and the wider transit...
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Throughout his life, William Rees-Mogg was a man of great principle and intellect.He was a life-long conservative and always held true to the principles of British conservatism, even during times when The Conservative Party itself moved away from...
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...
Monday, December 10, 2012
This week's news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a child has been greeted with an international media storm consummate with the world's most famous couple, and such febrile interest was always going to be the reaction to such...
Monday, December 3, 2012
 Atula Abeysekera is a senior risk management and corporate governance practitioner and Council Member and Deputy Treasurer of the Bow Group.He authored the Bow Group’s recent paper on risk management “Black Swans Mean Business”  When...
Saturday, November 24, 2012
 On Sunday 25th November 2012 the Catalan people vote in regional elections, the leading candidate and current President Arturo Mas has promised a referendum on Catalan independence if re-elected.In any crisis there is opportunity, opportunity...
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...
Friday, November 9, 2012
 The recent exposure of Jimmy Savile’s sordid past has fostered a much deeper analysis of sex and abuse scandals in British society, which reflects the bizarre nature in which justice is still pursued in the United Kingdom.The pursuit of...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
 It may have been the most cited figure in the US Presidential election race; the US national debt currently stands at $16.3 trillion.The debt accumulated under Barack Obama’s first term is not just the greatest amount of national debt...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
 In the lead up to Remembrance Day the Bow Group has released a briefing paper challenging the Government to provide an adequate system to record, preserve and maintain the graves and memorials of Victoria Cross and high medal recipients...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bow Group Research Secretary Richard Mabey writing at CityAM. Read the original article here. In a closed meeting in Strasbourg yesterday, European commissioners heavily criticised a package of reforms proposed by the commissioner for justice...
Monday, October 15, 2012
In a recent governmental white paper and accompanying Telegraph editorial, former Policing and Justice Minister, Nick Herbert, quite commendably pledged to enhance the swiftness and certainty of justice in the system he oversaw. Such a change...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
 Kenneth Clarke, a most longevous Bow Group (and Cabinet) alumni of past and present, can often be heard recounting a rose-tinted tale of when he was a young man; As his story goes, before his almost peerless contribution to the Bow Group and...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Twenty years ago this year, the Conference was reeling from the shock of ejection from the Exchange Rate Mechanism, and teetering on the abyss of the splits over the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. Are we about to find out that the...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
“This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I – equally ignorant – do not believe [that I know anything].”- Socrates in Plato’s The ApologiesThe notion of Socratic ignorance has been a...
Saturday, September 29, 2012
There is usually a time lag in politics. Pundits carry on citing obsolete statistics for years. Even when they catch up with the facts, they are slow to adjust their world-view to them.How often, for example, do you hear politicians and journalists...

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