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The Price of Peace: an analysis of British policy in Northern Ireland

The Price of Peace: an analysis of British policy in Northern Ireland

Michael Gove - General

In this paper, Michael Gove re-examines the 'peace process' in Northen Ireland.

Mr Blair's Poodle

Mr Blair's Poodle

Andrew Tyrie MP - Constitution & Democracy

In this paper, Andrew Tyrie MP outlines how Parliament could be strengthened to more effectively hold the executive to account.

What are special education needs?

What are special education needs?

John Marks -

Since the 1970s, there has been a substantial growth in arrangements set up to look after pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs (or “SEN”). This has been accompanied by a rising tide of superficially persuasive rhetoric – emanating from a large special needs lobby and speaking a language which is often ambiguous but which gives the appearance of being compassionate.

Leviathan at Large

Leviathan at Large

Martin McElwee and Andrew Tyrie MP - Economy

In this paper, the authors explore the regulatory framework put forward by Labour for the financial services industry.

Home Pages: A New Agenda for the Next Government (Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture)

Home Pages: A New Agenda for the Next Government (Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture)

Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount - Politics

Former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street during 1982-3, Ferdinand Mount delivers the Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture on a new agenda for the home government.

The Five Per Cent Solution

The Five Per Cent Solution

Keith Marsden -

In this paper, Keith Marsden examines Tony Blair's decision to increase real terms health funding by 5 per cent per year.

The First Modernisers

The First Modernisers

Matthew d'Ancona -

To celebrate 25 years of the CPS, board member Matthew d'Ancona examines the legacy of the think-tank and its breadth of output.

Conservative Women

Conservative Women

Tessa Keswick, Rosemary Pockley and Angela Guillaume -

Tessa Keswick, Rosemary Pockley and Angela Guillaume discuss the role of women in today's Conservative Party, and how the leadership must act now in order to win back the women's vote in Conservative Women.

Kosovo Law and Diplomacy

Kosovo Law and Diplomacy

Mark Littman -

In this paper, QC Mark examines the legal underpinnings surrounding the Kosovo issue.

The End of Illiteracy? The Holy Grail of Clackmannanshire

The End of Illiteracy? The Holy Grail of Clackmannanshire

TOM BURKARD - Public Services

IN REAL TERMS, EDUCATION SPENDING in Britain has increased almost four-fold since the war, but most authorities agree that reading standards have hardly changed.

Happiness Can't Buy Money

Happiness Can't Buy Money

Maurice Saatchi - Economy

Maurice Saatchi looks at the way in which economics is perceived by people, and why the Conservative Party needs to rediscover its identity in this respect.

After the Landslide: learning the lessons of 1906 and 1945

After the Landslide: learning the lessons of 1906 and 1945

David Willetts MP -

In this paper, Conservative MP David Willetts examines the lessons that the Conservative Party can learn from previous landslide election defeats.

Plans, Plans, Plans: An education policy based on central control

Plans, Plans, Plans: An education policy based on central control

Andrew Povey - Public Services

New Labour’s two main education ambitions – to raise standards in schools and to offer real choice to parents – were admirable in their intentions: after all, as it stated in its Manifesto, nearly half of all 11-year-olds in England and Wales were unable to read well enough to cope with the secondary syllabus.

Handicap, Not Trump-Card

Handicap, Not Trump-Card

Keith Marsden -

In this paper, economist Keith Marsden examines the statistical evidence and concludes that moves towards the Franco-German model of economic policy and harmonisation will be bad for Europe.

Fair Funding or Fiscal Fudge? Continuing Chaos in School Funding

Fair Funding or Fiscal Fudge? Continuing Chaos in School Funding

Nick Seaton - Public Services

Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education (CRE), Nick Seaton investigates the funding of schools and asks why the LEAs have far too much control over our schools in 'Fair Funding or Fiscal Fudge?'