Prime Minister comes to Policy Exchange
Policy Exchange was delighted to host the Rt Hon David Cameron’s speech on prison reform - the first time in over 20 years that a Prime Minister has made a speech solely on the subject. His address contained a number of announcements, many of which stemmed from Policy Exchange reports, including replacing old run-down jails with modern prisons.
New Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit
Policy Exchange is delighted to launch the new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit. New unit head David Goodhart, founding Editor of Prospect magazine and former director of the Demos, will be joined by a small panel of experts including Louise Casey and Trevor Phillips. Read more
Smart Devolution proposes that mayors should be required to set up data offices to create smarter, more productive cities. Learning the lessons from New York, the report examines how most cities could access and utilise the vast quantities of data available, to help improve public services, safety and economic growth.
Judging the Public Interest
Judging the Public Interest examines the Supreme Court's quashing of the Attorney General’s decision to block disclosure of the Prince of Wales’ correspondence with ministers. In doing so, the judiciary confused the rule of law with the rule of courts and overstepped its constitutional limits. The report recommends that Parliament act swiftly to overturn this wayward judgment, reaffirming the rule of law and Parliamentary authority. Read more
Up in the Air
Up in the Air analyses data from over 100 air quality monitoring sites across London. It shows the most polluted parts of the capital currently have levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) nearly four times the legal limit, with 12.5% of London's total area exceeding the legal limit for NO2, and that deprived areas are more likely to be affected.