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The US Budget Fiscal 2018: The President Proposes and Congress Will Dispose

The US Budget Fiscal 2018: The President Proposes and Congress Will Dispose

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on President Trump’s recent full budget message to Congress. Lightfoot contends that, while ‘some of the administration’s proposals are sensible’, the message is ‘ambitious’, and its projected figures are ‘optimistic and controversial’. 

Theresa May’s Leadership and the Post-Brexit Conservative Opportunity: creating a popular people’s party

Theresa May’s Leadership and the Post-Brexit Conservative Opportunity: creating a popular people’s party

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — was special adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer during the ERM controversy. Here he responds to last week’s Conservative Party manifesto, noting that the ‘electoral earthquake’ of Brexit has offered Theresa May ‘the opportunity to reunite the Conservative Party and the wider centre-right spectrum’ on the issue of Europe, in a way which is ‘little short of astonishing’.

The cost of cutting immigration

The cost of cutting immigration

David Goodhart — Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration unit — reflects on whether there is an economic cost attached to the Government’s aim of reducing immigration to ‘tens of thousands’. He argues that the connection between economic growth and high immigration is not at all clear and that the future fiscal contribution of immigrants depends on who comes

Lawfare and the Judicialisation of War in the Conservative Party Manifesto

Lawfare and the Judicialisation of War in the Conservative Party Manifesto

Professor Richard Ekins, Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, comments on the way in which the Conservative manifesto ‘sets out an ambitious agenda in response to the problem of judicialisation of war’. He points out that this was first placed on the wider public agenda ‘by Policy Exchange in two landmark papers, Fog of Law and Clearing the Fog of Law’.

Lawfare against the Armed Forces must be on the next Government’s agenda

Lawfare against the Armed Forces must be on the next Government’s agenda

Policy Exchange placed lawfare against our Armed Forces and the “judicialisation of war” on the map with two seminal studies — The Fog of Law and Clearing the Fog of Law. Professor Richard Ekins, Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, outlines the next Government’s options on this vital topic, which is of growing concern to the British public as well as the professionals.

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