When the Conservative Party’s 2019 election manifesto was published, it was a proud moment for the Centre for Policy Studies. It confirmed that the CPS – seen by Conservative MPs as the country’s most influential think tank, according to ComRes polling – is playing a vital role in shaping the debate.
Jeremy Corbyn has today reiterated calls for the renationalisation of the energy, water, rail and mail sectors. It would require at least £176bn in borrowing, the equivalent of £6500 for every household
The Labour Party is reportedly proposing a 'right to buy' for tenants in the private sector. This is superficially similar to a scheme proposed by the Centre for Policy Studies in October 2018 - but is a damaging and distorted version of that policy.
On Tuesday 25 June, the CPS hosted the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Britain and America. This year’s conference examined the relationship between the US and the UK and explore the role it will play in the UK’s future after leaving the EU.
The CPS launches ‘British Railways in 2019 – Reform or Renationalise?’, written in anticipation of the Williams Review, which is due to be published in the autumn, evaluates the cases for renationalisation or for reform within the current framework, largely in the context of the English system.
Delivering a wide-ranging speech at the Centre for Policy Studies on Thursday 13th June 2019, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade spoke about how conservatives must inspire a new generation to reject the fundamentalism of socialism.