Constitutional, Legal and EU issues

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Recent Publications - Highlights

Spring 2015

Pensions and Savings Publications
Paying for the Future:
Working Systems for Pensions and Healthcare
Dr Ludger Schuknecht
Matthias Dauns
Dr Werner Ebert

Introduce Competition and Contribution for Successful Healthcare and Pensions! Changes Needed if UK is to Meet Rising Demand.

Western societies are ageing. As people live longer, the ratio of workers to pensioners continues to shrink. At the same time the costs for healthcare and pensions are rising.

Can governments meet growing need and balance the books while encouraging economic growth?

Summer 2015
The UK and the EU: Principels for Renegotiation

The UK and the EU: What must change?

Sir Bill Cash MP
Bernard Jenkin MP
Rt Hon John Redwood MP

Fundamental Reform or Brexit? Senior Conservative MPs say what must change in our relationship with the EU.

As the prime minister prepares to set out his goals for renegotiation, three senior MPs explain what is needed in Politeia’s publication, The UK and the EU: What must change? 

Winter 2015
The UK Government Spending Ratio:
Back to the 1930s?
David B Smith​
As the debate over reductions to Government spending ratios looks set to dominate the electoral campaign, Politeia’s analysis by the economist, David B. Smith, considers what the figures for public spending really are.

Publication Launch: Magistrates Work!


Magistrates Work! Restroing Local Justice

Simon Reevell MP
Stanley Brodie QC 
Professor John Howson
Publication: 20th October 2014


The political parties are now in general election mode for the 2015 election. The country has been warned that more cuts are on the way to tackle the levels of deficit which remain. The question for many will be how can the principles on which justice rests be maintained despite economic stringency?

In Politeia's new publication, Magistrates Work!the authors* take stock of the consequences of the closure of magistrates courts before and since 2010, including the damage to access to justice, transparency and rising costs.

Recent Publication - Zero Plus

Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation

Martin Howe QC

Publication: 30th September 2014








Launched at a special meeting in Birmingham with Martin Howe QC, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Dominic Grieve MP on 30th September 2014.

The Prime Minister has called for a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with Europe, and all the main parties are committed to EU reform.

This week, Politeia published Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation by leading EU lawyer and government legal adviser, Martin Howe QC. As author of Politeia's Safeguarding Sovereignty, Mr Howe inspired the European Union Act 2011. Howe's latest proposals have the potential to redefine the terms of Britain's EU debate.

Here Is The City's coverage of the pamphlet gives an extensive review of Howe's thesis.

Freedom, Responsibility and the State: Curbing Over-Mighty Government

By Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Martin Vickers MP, Zac Goldsmith MP, James Morris MP, Jason McCartney MP, John Stevenson MP, Craig Whittaker MP, Fiona Bruce MP, Simon Reevell MP, David Mowat MP.

May 2012

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If the UK is to recover and flourish, then the state must do less and individuals must have the freedom and responsibility to do more. That’s the message from a group of ten new MPs who explain how this can be done for Politeia in Freedom, Responsibility and the State: Curbing Over-Mighty Government.

From the very system of government to whether the UK will have enough energy to keep the lights on, this country suffers from too much of the wrong government. Its failings have led to malaise which inspires contempt for those who govern; damages our justice system, leaves young people unemployed and untrained to pay their way through life, and hinders our businesses. The authors* show how by trusting people more and government less, by allowing greater freedom under law, change for the better can occur.

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