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Friday, January 10, 2014
Read the original article at Trending Central here.Obama’s 2014 pivot to greater income equality through redistribution offers a chance for conservatives to seize the initiative on the real issue: equality of opportunity.Just before he departed for...
Thursday, January 9, 2014
As 2013 passes and we enter a new year, we will toast to future success amidst unwritten possibilities. But one thing remains certain: the challenge of our ageing population will only become more onerous, whether it features on the Coalition’s...
Monday, January 6, 2014
Whilst all Planning Applications must be considered on their individual circumstances, as a Chartered Surveyor who is also a local councillor I have given the overall UK housing issue some considerable thought over the years as it is quite clear...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Read the original article at Trending Central here. As a place where many of the traumas and decisive events of the country’s history have played out, the southern states of America continue to hold a fascination for anyone seeking to...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
We welcome the positive news announced in today’s Autumn Statement: a return to growth, increasing employment, a rebalancing of the services sector, and a reduction in the deficit and a shift away from green subsidies.However, concerns remain over...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
It was a historic day in Scottish politics when the Scottish government published their White Paper on independence. It was meant to provide all the detail and answers the Scottish public were looking for. Unfortunately, however, it did anything but...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Read the original article @trendingcentral.com here.A spate of recent articles have reported on David Cameron’s behind the scenes mea culpa on the issue of gay marriage.Now full of hindsight and regret, Cameron has acknowledged (behind...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic, particularly on the Falkland Islands, continues to generate emotion and controversy.As most Britons celebrated the 30th Anniversary of what is probably our most recent decisive victory and commemorate...
Monday, November 11, 2013
 If they are to regain the White House, Republicans need to win over so-called minority voters. But if they continue to accept an outdated analysis of race and identity in modern America, one that suits the Left more than the Right, then they...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Two contrasting gubernatorial races and the strange course of the contest to be New York’s next mayor may do little to excite the masses across America. But they will provide crucial pointers for the bigger electoral battles to come in 2014 and for...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
 "Both those who wish to leave the EU and those who wish to re-negotiate are guilty of ignoring the pressing nature of the mature consideration of alternatives to membership."Widening not deepening has been a phrase synonymous with the British...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Speakinhg at a Parliamentary Press Gallery lunch President of the Bow Group Sir John Major has called for the government to intervene to prevent an oligopoly of  energy companies increasing prices at twice the level of inflation.Read the full...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Read the original article on Conservative Home here.A number of UK retail banks recently unveiled the rates they would offer for mortgages under the governments Help to Buy 2 scheme. Needless to say, the decision by banks to only offer rates of 5...
Friday, October 18, 2013
As a tactical manoeuvre, the American Right’s daring attempt to derail Obamacare was a suicide mission doomed from the beginning. But its fundamental aims were noble and pure, and they go to the heart of what must be done to secure the future...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Twitter was overwhelmed on Tuesday night when the controversial cull of badgers in the Westcountry was extended, after marksmen failed to kill enough animals to reach their target. The simmering issue of badger culling continues to stoke widespread...
Monday, October 7, 2013
Here are some words that Ed Balls didn’t use in his recent conference speech: plan B; double-dip; triple-dip; too far, too fast; recession made in Downing Street; and, perhaps most importantly, sorry. That’s because, although there’s much more...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
There was green promise pre-2010, with a commitment to clean energy, protection of green spaces, habitats and wildlife and reduced animal testing, but not much of it seems to have come to fruition. How can the Party show that it cares?“Vote blue, go...
Monday, September 9, 2013
Read the full article at Trending Central here.The press has been full of considered analysis over the summer months that, despite the recent blip of the Syria crisis, this has been a comparatively strong recess for the Conservative...
Friday, August 30, 2013
 When too many coffins draped in the Union flag began to return to RAF Lyneham at the height of the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Conservative Party started to discuss and recognise the importance and moral imperative of enshrining the...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
TheLabour Party's statements last week on migration, delivered by shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant, were quite right. Bryant was correct to say that the United Kingdom "has no idea where its citizens are". But unsurprisingly it is a problem...
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...

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