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  • March 24, 2014

    We need a rational debate on immigration

    This week, Mark is launching a new group, ‘Conservatives for Managed Migration,’ in a bid to spark calm and rational debate about migration both within and beyond the Conservative Party. In the article below, he explains why: In spite of consistently ranking as a top voter priority, for years our nation’s politicians ducked the touchy […]
  • March 19, 2014

    Conduct of the Metropolitan Police

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate on the conduct of the Metropolitan Police, tabled by Tessa Munt MP: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Tessa Munt on bringing up this difficult, complicated case; it is greatly to her credit that she has done so. It would be easy for all […]
  • March 18, 2014

    Has the Government Helped or Hindered the Economic Recovery?

    Mark was asked by Maitland Political to argue in favour of the proposition that the government has helped Britain’s economic recovery. His contribution to the debate is below: In January, the government received the news it had so patiently awaited. The Office for National Statistics was able to confirm that in 2013, the UK economy […]
  • March 12, 2014

    The Chancellor should offer some forward guidance of his own

    Politics need not always be a complicated trade. Typically the simplest messages are the ones that work best. Since the Budget provides a staging post on the road to May 2015, the desire to complicate comes at a potential political price to the Conservative wing of the coalition. For much of the past three years […]
  • February 28, 2014

    Ukraine – Russia’s Opportunity for International Renaissance

    In the immediate aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse, the symbolic evidence of communism’s failure was inescapable. Along with the admission of ideological defeat – made all the more painful given the importance of ‘face’ and ‘pride’ to the Russian psyche – came financial meltdown and a sharp downgrading of Russia from global superpower to […]
  • February 24, 2014

    Ethnicity, gender, sexuality. Is the political class out of touch with modern workplace norms?

    Mark had the following article published online over the weekend by Conservative Home, Britain’s leading Conservative blog (http://tinyurl.com/q8qmwl5) – How strange is the perennial difficulty with seeing the wood for the trees. Too often we live through momentous times without realising it. I am almost embarrassed to recall the trivial thread of memories I retain of 1989, […]
  • February 9, 2014

    EU to force Britons to publish details of wills and property

    Mark had the following article published in the Sunday Telegraph today. You can read it online here  The spirit of our age favours transparency. Whether light is being shone on the previously dark corners of intelligence, executive pay, MPs’ expenses or overall tax take from global corporations, an insatiable quest for information is rooting out bad […]
  • February 5, 2014

    A Miliband Government Might Really Take Us Back to the Sixties

    Perhaps predictably as election fever hots up, keynote speeches by Party leaders are now commonplace. However, last month’s offering from Ed Miliband on reform of the banking system may yet herald a more radical restructuring. Perhaps we should be thankful that little more has been heard of his grand theory of ‘pre-distribution’ since its first […]
  • January 20, 2014

    Ultra-low interest rates carry a cost and it’s starting to rack up

    Mark had the following article published in today’s Daily Telegraph: No one ever said it would be easy. But it is fair to raise two cheers at least to George Osborne (and Alistair Darling before him), successive Chancellors who have sought to cushion the shock of the banking crisis and economic turmoil since 2008. As […]
  • January 18, 2014

    2014 – The Tory Equivalent of Brown’s Missed Opportunity?

    Gordon Brown’s premiership in 2007 began auspiciously. From two domestic crises he managed to fashion a honeymoon. It is easy to forget now, but the new Prime Minister’s surefooted handling of a terror alert and severe floods helped project him as a strong, national leader. This translated into soaring poll leads in the summer of […]