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Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project Head, Professor Richard Ekins and Professor Graham Gee wrote to the Financial Times in responce to a recent editorial, ‘Brexit places Britain’s judges in the line of fire’, explaining that it wrongly states that refusal to concede a continuing role for the European Court of Justice after Brexit creates a predicament for UK judges. Their letter, entitled ‘UK judges’ future looks robust, not fragile’ was published in the paper and online.
Hannah Stuart — Policy Exchange’s Co-Head of Security and Extremism — discusses the ways in which young people can be drawn away from radicalisation and extremism, on BBC Radio 5 live’s Solutions Journalism.
Ray Bassett – Policy Exchange’s Senior Fellow on EU Affairs – spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s recent comments on the Brexit negotiations.
The Defence Secretary, the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP addressed a record crowd at Policy Exchange’s summer reception — kindly sponsored by CQS. Sir Michael’s remarks about the need for military values to be considered more by politicians made it the most widely reported Policy Exchange Summer Party ever, including by Sky News, the BBC and the Huffington Post. He also paid tribute to Policy Exchange for our work “on lawfare and to enrich the debate on national security” — in reports such as The Fog of Law and Clearing the Fog of Law.
Policy Exchange hosted Professor Richard Tuck, one of the world’s leading historians of ideas, to set out the case for Brexit as the best opportunity for the Left to bring about pure socialism. Labour MP Caroline Flint delivered the vote of thanks, in which she cautioned her colleagues that “We cannot spend the next 18 months voting down every one of the Tories’ EU Bills. If we do so, we will look like liars” in remarks covered by the Express, the Sun and Total Politics.
Following his blog on the subject earlier this year, Richard Howard – Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy – talked to BBC Wales about the Government’s delay in responding to Hendry report on the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.
Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP presents Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with Policy Exchange’s 2017 Disraeli Prize
Before a packed house, the Home Secretary presented the Australian Prime Minister with Policy Exchange’s Disraeli Prize for 2017. Malcolm Turnbull addressed issues ranging from immigration and asylum through to Asia-Pacific security and the North Korean nuclear question. Click below to watch the video and read the full transcript.
Policy Exchange’s Co-Head of Security and Extremism, Hannah Stuart, appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to discuss the rising number of British jihadists.
In a major new report by Policy Exchange, the case is set out that the Government must take more action now to tackle the twin problems of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from road transport. There has been a lot of media coverage of the report, see here for a selection.
Policy Exchange is delighted to announce that Graham Gudgin has joined as our new Chief Economic Advisor. He is currently Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research (CBR) in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is also visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, and was senior Economic Advisor at Oxford Economics from 2007 to 2015.