Research

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...
Sunday, July 31, 2011
In March 2011, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee formally submitted evidence to the Government’s public health white paper consultation following the publication of ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Dr Dan Poulter MP, member of the Health Select Committee, sets out his thoughts on the Coalition’s NHS proposals. Download the full article below.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Following the Bow Group's 2010 paper "The Enterprise Nation? Developing Northern Ireland into an Enterprise Zone" the Group is delighted to make a further submission to HM Treasury which will be used to inform the Government’s response to the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP is the Guest of Honour at the Bow Group Summer Reception on the House of Commons Terrace on Tuesday 19th July. Members and their guests are invited to the event with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport at 7...
Saturday, July 2, 2011
June 30th 2011. Committee Room 11, Palace of Westminster Debate: The Eurozone – Crisis or Opportunity?Speakers: Dr Charles Tannock MEP (London), Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman to the European Parliament & David Campbell-Bannerman...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Ross Carroll, Member of the Bow Group Health and Education Policy Committee, sets out his thoughts on the Coalition’s NHS proposals. Download the full article below.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The global economic crisis called into question almost every aspect of the global financial system, but as many market structures stabilise several years after the epicentre of the crisis, the question of the validity and longevity of the Eurozone...

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