Category Archives: Think Tanks

Lets not pass the Duchy on either side


A couple of months ago on 25th June, David Lidington who is the Duchy of Lancaster as well as being the deputy Prime Minister made an important speech at an event organised by a think tank called Reform. There are … Continue reading

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A clear line has been crossed


  A couple of days ago the Charity Commission published a case report on an educational charity and one of the research documents it had published. The commission states “Whilst we considered that the trustees do recognise the need for … Continue reading

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How can we turn Davos upside down?


The idea of the leaders of major nations across the earth coming together to meet and discuss matters of common concern seems to be a vital way of changing the International environment. It is clear that such a change is … Continue reading

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An Institute in name only


A news report yesterday has called into question the naming of a lobby group think tank which was formed by Daniel Hannan, my MEP. The operating name chosen was the Institute for Free Trade or IFT. Daniel apparently should have … Continue reading

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The need for transparency on our screens


A few weeks ago David Goodhart appeared on the BBC Sunday Morning programme ‘The Big Questions’. David is Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration for a think tank called Policy Exchange. Ten days later Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and … Continue reading

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We need a Government with integrity


Its time this Government took some of its own advice, particularly as doing so would save money which is in much shorter supply than it was, even when the advice was first given. In December 2012 the then Minister for … Continue reading

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The need for real expertise


It is vital that if the BBC or indeed any other major broadcaster intends to explore the rights and wrongs of a given issue, that they choose guest ‘experts’ who really understand their subject. To choose people who appear authoritative, … Continue reading

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