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  • 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.

  • 30 March 2015 | Teachers threaten parents over video games

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, is quoted by The Times responding to letters from schools in Cheshire threatening parents with police involvement in order to prevent their children staying up late playing video games. Jonathan argues that whilst schools should try and help on issues that negatively affect pupils' work, involving the police is unlikely to be helpful.


  • 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.

  • 30 March 2015 | A soldier’s deadliest enemy will soon be a judge

    • Tom Tugendhat, former Military Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff and co-author of Policy Exchange's new released Clearing the Fog of Law report, sets out the risks held by 'lawfare' for Britain's armed forces. Tom argues that the application of the ECHR to British forces fighting overseas is diminishing their capabilities and putting soldiers' lives at risk.

Press Releases

  • 30 March 2015 | British troops can’t win if human rights law replaces Geneva Conventions on the battlefield

    • Policy Exchange paper says judges now threaten the fighting capacity of Britain’s armed forces - not least because  enemy combatants have been granted the right to sue the Government for breaching their human rights.

  • 09 March 2015 | New research shows Free Schools boost performance of local 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 new report, A Rising Tide: the competitive benefits of Free Schools, by leading think tank Policy Exchange, sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

  • 06 March 2015 | Pay off teachers’ student debt, says Policy Exchange

    • As part of its Education Manifesto, leading think tank Policy Exchange argues that given the twin risks of already declining teacher numbers and the potential from September 2015 of more highly indebted students graduating from university and deciding to go straight into work and not to undertake further teacher training, all parties should commit to a scheme of student loan repayments for some or all teachers who begin teaching in the state sector.

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