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Policy Exchange hosted top experts from industry and Parliament for a debate on the future of Britain’s electricity system and the potential role of small modular nuclear reactors in meeting our energy needs. Rachel Reeves MP (Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee) introduced our distinguished panel of speakers including Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford (former Secretary of State for Energy), Harry Holt (President of Rolls-Royce Nuclear) and Dr Jenifer Baxter (Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers). Lord Howell’s comments on the opportunities Brexit presents for nuclear research were covered by the Telegraph.
In a profile of Tom Tugendhat MP, the new Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, for ConservativeHome, columnist Andrew Gimson pays tribute to his work for Policy Exchange on ‘lawfare’ — describing The Fog of Law and its successor Clearing the Fog of Law as “the UK equivalent of the Manhattan Institute’s “Broken Windows” moment”. It drastically changed the terms of the debate and led to decisive action to deal with the problem.
John Blake – Policy Exchange’s Head of Education and Social Reform – speaks to the BBC’s Daily Politics program about education reform.
Warwick Lightfoot – Policy Exchange Director of Research & Head of Economics and Social Policy – spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire about Police and Crime Commissioners. Although first elected in 2012, the idea to create the posts was in fact proposed by Policy Exchange in our very first report, ‘Going local: Who should run Britain’s police?’, published nine years earlier in 2003.
John Blake – Policy Exchange Head of Education and Social Reform – responds to the recent GCSE reforms, which have been introduced this year for English and Maths exams. He spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live (listen below) about the new 1-9 grading system, as well as writing pieces for the Spectator, Telegraph, Times Education Supplement (TES), the I, Reaction and the Sunday Times.
Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project responds to Government paper on European Court of Justice post-Brexit
Policy Exchange's Judicial Power Project responded to the paper released by the Government on leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice after Brexit. Visiting Fellow Dr Gunnar Beck writes in The Telegraph and Professor Richard Ekins, head of the Judicial Power Project, writes in The Spectator, while Senior Fellow Christopher Forsyth writes for CapX and Richard and Gunnar for ConservativeHome.
Warwick Lightfoot – Policy Exchange Director of Research & Head of Economics and Social Policy – appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast to discuss findings from new research which suggests household bills are rising more slowly than the rate of inflation.
Hannah Stuart — Policy Exchange’s Co-Head of Security and Extremism — responds to new figures which suggest counter-terror agencies have registered a 600% surge in tip-offs after the recent attacks in Manchester and London.
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.