20 years of the euro

20 years of the euro

Related Content Twenty years after the creation of the euro, a powerful cocktail of forces have made the southern economies of Europe permanently uncompetitive compared to the northern economies and the wider international economy. Yet the currency may limp on for...
Net Assessment for the MOD: Implementation is Key

Net Assessment for the MOD: Implementation is Key

Related Content Net Assessment is a tremendous opportunity for a strategic renaissance – we must get it right from the beginning Speaking last week at the annual lecture by the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), the professional head of the Armed Forces, General Sir...
Why be afraid of No Deal?

Why be afraid of No Deal?

Related Content The risks can be managed and we still have some good bargaining chips When the EU Withdrawal Agreement comes before Parliament in a few weeks, MPs will be asked to accept the deal on offer – or to risk ‘no deal’. The latter has been almost universally...
Announcing Building Beautiful Month

Announcing Building Beautiful Month

We’re delighted to announce that this November will be “Building Beautiful Month” at Policy Exchange, the next stage of our efforts to address the housing crisis, the major domestic policy issue of the day. It is part of a new focus on Place – one of our four Ps,...
Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

The annual hate crime figures released today (Tuesday) revealed another dismal increase in recorded incidents: a 17 per cent annual increase to 94,098 in total incidents 2017-2018 and what the BBC called a 40 per cent “surge” in religion linked incidents from 5,949 to...
The ‘end of austerity’ and what should come next

The ‘end of austerity’ and what should come next

The Prime Minister’s announcement last week that ‘austerity’ would end and that the Conservative Party had got the message is good politics. Post-Brexit, the Conservative Party has a political challenge. This is to turn itself into an effective people’s party that...