• Clearing the Fog of Law

    Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.

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    Human rights and the armed forces
  • Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

    Policy Exchange responds to announcements in Budget 2015 in the areas of government spending, capital ownership, housing and energy policy.

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    Budget 2015
  • A Rising Tide

    Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A Rising Tide sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

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    Free Schools
  • Education Manifesto

    The Education Manifesto offers a suite of education policy proposals, including ideas on compulsory maths for all 16-18 year olds, a student debt forgiveness scheme for teachers in state schools, incentives to attract teachers to work and stay in regions and a publicly funded retraining scheme linked to growth sectors in the UK’s new industrial strategy.

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    Education Manifesto
  • Capital City Foundation

    The Capital City Foundation is a new policy unit devoted to the continued prosperity and progress of London.  It aims to be London’s most influential think tank, taking a long-term look at how to improve the lives of current and future Londoners to protect its standing as the greatest city on earth.

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    Capital City Foundation

In the news

  • 30 March 2015 | 'Human rights law has no place on the battlefield' – Policy Exchange report

    • The Guardian covers Clearing the Fog of Law, Policy Exchange's new report examining the impact of human rights legislation on the fighting capabilities of Britain's armed forces. The report finds that soldiers on the battlefield are being held to the same standards as police officers on the beat, and calls for the armed forces to be subject only to the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR.

  • 30 March 2015 | European laws ‘should not burden troops fighting Isis’

    • The Times covers Policy Exchange's new report Clearing the Fog of Law. The report finds that fears of prosecution under the European Convention of Human Rights are hampering the capability of British armed forces in conflict zones.

New publications

  • 30 March 2015 | Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our armed forces from defeat by judicial diktat

    • Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.

  • 09 March 2015 | A Rising Tide: The Competitive Benefits of Free Schools

    • Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A Rising Tide sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

Blogs

  • 01 April 2015 | “I can’t do maths”

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, criticises the social acceptance of poor numeracy as innate - that one can naturally be "bad at maths". She reiterates the call from our Education Manifesto for all students to be made to study maths to age 18.

  • 31 March 2015 | The ECHR must no longer apply to our armed forces in wartime

    • Tom Tugendhat, former Military Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff and co-author of Policy Exchange’s new Clearing the Fog of Law report sets out the report on ConservativeHome. He calls for to the UK to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights for all future overseas armed conflicts, following instead the rules laid down in the Geneva Conventions.

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