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NATO has an EU problem as well as a Trump problem: What role can Britain play in helping mend the alliance?
Writing in The Telegraph, Professor John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project and Gabriel Elefteriu, Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Research Fellow, ask what Britain can do to fix the fact that Nato is under threat from the EU and Donald Trump
In the latest of our series of pieces focusing on the run-up to the French Presidential election, Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy — considers the state of France’s economy, in order to shed light on current attitudes and polling.
Following the death of Martin McGuinness, Policy Exchange Director Dean Godson, author of the biography of David Trimble, ‘Himself Alone’, was invited by the Evening Standard to reflect on the Unionist leader’s relationship with the Sinn Fein/IRA commander
Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy, considers Scotland’s economic wellbeing, and concludes that ‘its public finances at any point of independence would be exceptionally difficult’.
This will be Policy Exchange’s 16th party conference season! As ever, we’re planning a packed programme of fringe events exploring the most pressing policy questions facing the Government. Read this to find out more, and to explore the idea of partnering with Policy Exchange at the party conferences this year.
In this blog, Richard Howard, Head of Environment and Energy, discusses the opportunity to revamp the Green Deal energy efficiency loan scheme, following the sale of the scheme to the private sector earlier this year. This blog is a write up of a Policy Exchange roundtable which took place in February 2017 involving policymakers, energy companies, and consumer groups
Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on the Government’s announcement regarding additional spending for personal care. He argues that ‘the present Conservative government has the opportunity to undertake a fundamental reform of the welfare state, which would complete its range of provision, and ensure that it cohered in a practical manner that helps families’.
Ahead of this week’s Budget, the recommendations of Policy Exchange Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, Jonathan Dupont, range from a continued reduction of the structural deficit, to the commissioning of an overall strategic review of the tax system.
Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — explains why the review is ‘statistically crude’ and ‘overly pessimistic’. He contends that ‘we now need to pursue the argument that ethnic-minority progression and inclusion is a matter of basic justice, and also essential if we are to be a successful and integrated multi-ethnic society’.
In his latest piece for the New Statesman, John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — examines the major challenges facing the new US national security adviser