Research

Thursday, April 7, 2016
 John Mann’s done it. He’s hit the nail on the head and smashed his thumb in the process.  It is now apparently an EU scandal that the NHS pays more to the EU than we receive. It is a scandal of incompetence both by the government and...
Monday, March 28, 2016
 Alex Burghart reminds the Conservatives not to forget the poor and dispossessedThere are few political terms so revisited as ‘One Nation’. Inspired by (but not coined by) Disraeli, it has subsequently been used by Stanley Baldwin to quell...
Friday, March 25, 2016
 What is the future of Conservative justice policy, wonders Richard HoneyThe Conservative Party stands for upholding the rule of law. It believes that there should be checks on the power of the state and that the liberty of the individual...
Monday, March 21, 2016
 Laura Keynes reminds the Prime Minister not to forget the socially conservative womanWhat are the most concerning issues for socially conservative women? I’d hazard a guess at care, first and foremost, both childcare and care of the elderly....
Friday, March 18, 2016
 We must focus, says Damian Green, on using technology and transparency to boost the private and public sectors alikeSpending the summer watching the Labour Party drift helplessly away from the British people and towards the wilder shores of...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
 Adam Afriyie sets out why Conservatives must rekindle social mobility for those who need it mostIf you work hard then you should reap the rewards. This simple desire is at the heart of what it means to be a Conservative. We want a society and...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
 Brian Cattell warns against betting on a Trump vs Clinton showdown in November, with pundits now predicting Trump's loss having failed to see him coming and that Trump's voter base may not be as white as conventional wisdom...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
 Who will take on the ‘new church’, asks Ed WestOn the wall of our bathroom is a Matt cartoon from around the time our first child was born in 2008. It shows a man presenting flowers to a new mother and her baby, carrying the sweet message: “...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
 Marcus Booth says that the impetus towards Scottish independence will not be halted without a proper vision for the United KingdomJust over a year ago, the people of Scotland voted decisively to remain part of the United Kingdom. To many of us...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 We must focus on reforming the EU and rebuilding our defence capabilities, explains Gerald HowarthAs we embark on this exciting opportunity to shape the future of our country, there is merit in reflecting on the past to help guide our passage...
Monday, March 7, 2016
 Alex Deane argues that nation states are entitled to make their own decisions about who comes to their countries and the manner in which they come.The Conservative Party was elected in May on a manifesto which pledged to reduce net immigration...
Friday, March 4, 2016
 Alistair Thompson offers three policies to help rebuild the broken Conservative coalitionThe last five years have been fascinating for political anoraks like me. We have watched as the tensions between the left of the Lib Dems and right of the...
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...

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