Research

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 What, asks Paul Scully, is holding local authorities back?Local government has been at the sharp end of the Government’s drive to cut the structural deficit, with a further decrease in their Settlement Funding Assessment of 13.9% in the 2015/...
Monday, February 29, 2016
 Alvino-Mario Fantini calls for a return to Anglo-American conservative tradition – as European conservatives are beginning to doTo the chagrin of ‘progressives’ everywhere, Europeans in recent years have been discovering the virtues and wisdom...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
 John Redwood on the EU’s failure to cope with the influx of Syrian refugeesThe EU’s border and migration administration reveals a dithering, divided policy. In recent weeks we have seen Hungary try to keep migrants out of the EU altogether,...
Friday, February 26, 2016
 James Gray considers the lack of a British ‘Grand Strategy’That Defence of the Realm is the first duty of any Government is a bit of a Conservative truism. Nothing worth happening can happen unless we get defence right. Without defence we...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
 Conservatives must remain vigilant, warns David Davis, even if the Opposition are a farceThe forces of Conservatism appear to be rampant. The problem with appearances is that they can be misleading. An election victory that was unexpected to...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What, asks Daniel Hannan, would it take to get Eurosceptics to vote Yes?Is there a middle way on the EU? A ‘devo max’ option, so to speak, that would leave the United Kingdom inside the single market but outside the political union?Yes. Plenty of...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Read the full article on lifezetteThe European Union may be headed toward collapse as nations begin to withdraw from the Schengen Agreement — the treaty that abolished internal European borders — under the strain of the Muslim migrant onslaught....
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Read our latest press release on the Junior Doctor's Strike below: Tuesday's Doctor's strike could cause hundreds of deaths, will cost millions and is a ploy by the BMA to distract the public and politicians from the real harms to the...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Rt Hon John Redwood MP gives a fireside reading of his traditional Bow Group Christmas Fairytale, this year with a Brexit theme.Watch the full reading here.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Bow Group's Senior Research Fellow Nic Conner discusses the Junior Doctors Strike movement and the wider debate on NHS pay and striking on London Live.Watch the debate here
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Bow Group has published a new report on the UK housing market, proposing radical restrictions on the foreign purchase of UK homes in order to restrain price inflation.Daniel Valentine, author of the report, says:Building more houses, despite...
Monday, October 19, 2015
"Tax Credit cuts could damage Britain’s entrepreneurial economy and the Conservative Party’s claim to be the workers party". - Bow Group Social Affairs Fellow Nic ConnerThe Bow Group today releases a briefing paper "Credit Where it's Due?" looking...
Sunday, October 11, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to focus transport funding on re-establishing closed rail links, in order to increase rail capacity, provide greater links around the country, and regenerate rural communities.Their new report, Reviving...
Saturday, October 10, 2015
 Geoffrey Howe was a great patriot, and a great mind, few in the history of our country have served in Parliament with greater distinction. Lord Howe was a founder and then Chairman of the Bow Group in 1955-1956, he introduced and edited...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Childhood poverty is unacceptable.  From the pure humanitarian perspective no innocent child should be living in substandard conditions, whilst from a harshly capitalist perspective poor children are less likely to grow up into contributing...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
 For the right it should be a source of shame, not celebration, that it took a leftist to finally kill off Blair, and that Blairites now feel more at home in the Conservative Party.When I first got involved in politics in the early 2000s the...
Friday, September 11, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to rethink its plans for the funding of long-term care for the elderly, focusing funding on those with the greatest need.The author, Dr Jonathan Stanley, an NHS medical doctor, demonstrates how the...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
We have now reached the point where every week there is a major news story about the UK’s failure to deal with migration. This week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures showing that once again levels of migration and immigration...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Read the original article at Breitbart London here.Last month I watched the celebrated US economist Paul Krugman explain to 2000 people in Las Vegas why debt doesn’t matter. Despite being at a business focused libertarian conference he convinced a...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
UK immigration and migration quarterly figures (April to June) are released by ONS tomorrow 27 August 2015 at 09:30. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2015 and https://www...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
A report released today calls for a diplomatic offensive on Russia in a bid to arrest the implosion of Ukraine, and estimates the potential cost of sanctions against Russia to the West as being over $700bn.Russia must be involved in negotiating a...
Friday, July 31, 2015
 The Bow Group, the UK’s oldest conservative supporting think-tank, today calls on the Government to re-think the way in which the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) is to be developed, in favour of an extended...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Elections are not principally fought on youth homelessness, and housing featured only cursorily in the most recent election. The Conservative Manifesto for the 2015 election said only that “We have also pioneered the use of social impact bonds and...
Friday, July 24, 2015
One often hears the phrases “soft totalitarianism” or “creeping totalitarianism” used in regards to the modern left and its never-ending crusade for political correctness and “equality”. I think it’s safe to say that said totalitarianism is no...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to reject the Davies Commission’s proposals for a third runway at Heathrow airport, in favour of revisiting proposals for an airport in the Thames Estuary.The new paper, authored by Adam Afriyie, the...

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