Publications Archive

July 22, 2019

by Dr Joanna Williams

What do we want from the next Prime Minister on Education?

July 16, 2019

by Tom Wilson and Richard Walton

Extinction Rebellion has mainstreamed the politics of a radical fringe.

July 9, 2019

by Robert Craig, Richard Ekins and Sir Stephen Laws

This paper challenges some claims made about the constitutional obligations of Her Majesty the Queen, the current Prime Minister and the next Prime Minister.

Building Beautiful Places

July 1, 2019

by Jack Airey

How policy can incentivise beautiful housing schemes and unlock the building of new homes at the scale required by the housing shortage.

July 22, 2019

by Lord Trimble

The 1998 Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement is under severe threat from the Protocol.

June 23, 2019

by Warwick Lightfoot, Will Heaven and Jos Henson Grič

What do we want from the next Prime Minister on Social Care?

June 17, 2019

by Lord Bew

What do we want from the next Prime Minister on the Backstop?

Satellite reflecting Earth

July 16, 2019

by Gabriel Elefteriu

What do we want from the next Prime Minister on Space Policy?

The Scots Guards march past the Royal Courts of Justice

June 28, 2019

by Richard Ekins, Patrick Hennessey and Julie Marionneau

The next Prime Minister has a responsibility to act urgently to protect UK troops, whether serving or retired, from ongoing exposure to legal risk and to unfair legal processes.

June 12, 2019

by Jack Airey and Benedict McAleenan

A series of policy ideas for new leadership. Part 1: Housing, Energy and Environment

June 6, 2019

by Dr Joanna Williams

Recent changes to university admissions are having a detrimental impact on schools and sixth form colleges – and on teachers and pupils in the process of applying for higher education

May 21, 2019

by Warwick Lightfoot, Will Heaven and Jos Henson Grič

This research paper explores the nature and extent of the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK.

May 15, 2019

by Trevor Phillips, Sir John Jenkins and Dr Martyn Frampton

Adopting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia would be a mistake.

New Scotland Yard

April 29, 2019

by Richard Walton and Tom Wilson

The impact on counter-terrorism policy and operations if the UK government adopts the definition of Islamophobia proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims.

HMS Illustrious

April 1, 2019

by Alessio Patalano

The UK should develop an Indo-Pacific strategy based on shaping security in the region, with a forward presence centred on a flexible, scalable, sustainable force.

March 31, 2019

by Sir Stephen Laws and Richard Ekins

The risks of the House of Commons taking control.

March 18, 2019

by Lord Bew and Lord Trimble

The UK Government is now correct in asserting the right, in extremis, to appeal to international law under the Vienna Convention.


March 15, 2019

by Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, Sir Stephen Laws and Richard Ekins

The UK’s legal position in relation to the backstop.

March 11, 2019

by Jack Airey and Richard Blakeway

To address the shortage of homes in and around London, a new government Department for Growth should work with the Mayor of London and partner directly with developers to build 15 new millennial towns in the capital’s commuter belt.

Pencils, ruler, protractor

February 28, 2019

by Tom Richmond

An investigation into T-levels and the wider vocational system


January 29, 2019

by Professor Guglielmo Verdirame and Richard Ekins

“The UK continues to be too timid” in its negotiations with the EU over the Backstop and its relationship to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement

January 28, 2019

by Lord Bew

The Irish Backstop would “turn the Good Friday Agreement on its head”


by Jack Airey

A collection of essays on the design, style and economics of the built environment.

January 21, 2019

by Sir Stephen Laws

It is a mistake to assume that the House of Commons could engineer a change to the law to postpone or cancel Brexit without persuading the Government to acquiesce and participate in securing the change. The risks to which an attempt to do so would give rise include the contravention of fundamental constitutional principles based on centuries of history.

January 19, 2019

by Sir Stephen Laws

Current proposals for Parliament to “take over the process” are based on fundamental misconceptions about the UK constitution, and that makes them both dangerous and wrong. This paper explains how.

Policy Exchange

December 20, 2018

by Sir John Jenkins and Trevor Phillips

Policy Exchange Research Note on Defining Islamophobia

December 17, 2018

by Dr Joanna Williams

Disruptive behaviour in schools is damaging children’s learning and causing an exodus from the teaching profession, poll finds

December 7, 2018

by Jonathan Dupont

What can places across the Midlands do to improve local rates of productivity and prosperity?

December 3, 2018

by Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, Sir Stephen Laws and Richard Ekins

This paper explains how Parliament and Government jointly could mitigate the risk that the backstop becomes a permanent feature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

King's African Rifles

by Jonathan Duke-Evans, Richard Ekins, Julie Marionneau and Tom Tugendhat

The ongoing pursuit of historical allegations against UK forces represents a failure on the part of the British state to protect those it asks to serve.