Research

Sunday, September 16, 2012
As is well known, there has been a steady decline in party membership and activism in Britain over the years.  But the country is far from being unique in this respect.  In a paper published last year Ingrid Van Biezen from the University...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I’m sure like most Conservatives I watched last week’s BBC 2 Wonderland documentary, “Young, Bright and on the Right”, with great disappointment.It was ill advised both in terms of the participation of the young people involved at a time in their...
Monday, August 6, 2012
A catalogue of events in the early 21st century have ensured that national security is, and will remain, at the top of the political and news agenda. The Coalition Government rightly therefore made reform to COBRA and the National Security Executive...
Monday, July 30, 2012
Comparing London 2012's opening ceremony with that of Beijing 2008 offers insights into the contrasting direction and outlook of China and the UK. It's not comfortable viewing for all of us Was it ever possible for London to match the magnificence...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Against the backdrop of concerns over Olympics security, a major report launched today, published by the Bow Group and produced by Dr. James D. Boys, the Bow Group's Research Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs and a Visiting Senior Research...
Monday, July 23, 2012
I expect few, even in political circles, are thinking about the proposals to reform Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act.It has barely featured at all in the media or in Westminster discourse; this only serves to underline how far...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The House of Lords has often been subject to considerable criticism on a number of different grounds, and the sheer amount written on the subject of House of Lords reform illustrates that our upper house sits uneasily in our constitutional framework...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tomorrow, there will be referenda in England's biggest cities to determine whether or not they will be able to directly elect city mayors. This is key to improving the economy and is the first step to re-engaging voters with politics.The last...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Race to the Top: the Experiences of Black Students in Higher Education is the first in a series of reports looking at the experiences of particular groups from non-traditional backgrounds within Higher Education and the challenges faced by...
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...

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