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  • April 15, 2014

    Time to give the banks a break

    There is much to criticise in the ethics and conduct of British banks. Indeed the catalogue of misselling and foreign exchange irregularities continues to this day. But according to Business Secretary, Vince Cable, British banks have also been hoarding cash and refusing to lend to credit-starved small and medium sized enterprises. ‘If Britain is to […]
  • March 28, 2014

    HMRC’s zeal over tax avoidance is harming investment in British film

    Mark had the following article published in this morning’s Daily Telegraph. To read online click here. As the New Year broke, Chancellor George Osborne visited Ealing Studios to showcase the thriving British film industry. He hailed the welcome news that aggregate investment last year in UK-based film production had, for the first time, topped £1 […]
  • March 27, 2014

    Conservatives for Managed Migration want a sensible immigration policy, not an open door

    Anyone who has tried to talk about immigration in public will know that to proffer a view is to open oneself up to misrepresentation and endless vitriol. What has surprised me, however, since I launched Conservatives for Managed Migration on Tuesday, is the flood of positivity from email correspondents, Twitter users, commenters, journalists and fellow […]
  • March 25, 2014

    Conservatives for Managed Migration – Launch Speech

    This nation’s economic future depends on our taking the right approach towards those who wish to work, study and contribute here. Flexibility in a country’s immigration system is now part and parcel of being an engaged member of the global economy. International businesses and business people, not to mention academics, expect to be able to […]
  • 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, […]