Forthcoming Politeia Events

Forthcoming events include:

Policing and the Rule of Law,                                               
Rt Hon David Davis MP and Lord Blair of Boughton,             
9th June 2015
 
The EU and Britain's Economy: To Stay or Go?                  
Roger Bootle, Executive Chairman, Capital Economics
6th July 2015
 
UK Offshore Wind: Competition and Innovation
Dr Tony Hockley
Summer 2015
 
Autumn Address,
Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary,         
9th September
 
The Law Commission’s Codification of Sentencing,                   Professor David Ormerod QC, Criminal Law Commissioner,
Autumn 2015

Policing and the Rule of Law

 

Policing and The Rule of Law -
Whose Law? What Powers?
 
Rt Hon David Davis MP, former Shadow Home Secretary
Lord Balir of Boughton, Former Met Commissioner 2005-08
 
Tuesday 9th June 2015, 6 - 7.30 p.m.
 
In the run up to the general election, policing and counter-terrorism is in the spotlight. Police powers have increased under Conservative and Labour governments - with fresh surveillance and counter-terrorism powers now planned.
 
These have, however, prompted concern.
 

New Publication: Paying for the Future

Paying for the Future:
Working Systems for Pensions and Healthcare

 

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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?

In Paying for the Future: Working Systems for Pensions and Healthcare, Ludger Schuknecht and economists from Germany’s Finance Ministry explain what makes systems effective and cost-efficient.

What's the Point of the Human Rights Act?

If Human Rights Act is Scrapped, British Bill of Rights Must Give Same Protection!
 
Dinah Rose QC makes the case in What's the Point of the
Human Rights Act?
 
 
As Britain's political parties prepare for the 2015 general election, the future of the Human Rights Act 1998 is in doubt. The Conservative Party intends to replace it with a British bill of rights, if returned to power. Though the proposal is popular, it has also been criticised across the political parties.
 
In What’s the Point of the Human Rights Act?,  Dinah Rose QC, examines the role played in the English constitution by both the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act. The author, one of Britain's leading barristers, explains that  English common law protected and developed fundamental  rights long before the Human Rights Act. Indeed, common law goes further in protecting such rights - for example in the right to a fair trial. 

New Online Publication - QE for the Eurozone

Early in 2015 the European Central Bank (ECB) committed to a course of Quantitative Easing  (QE) for the Eurozone, committing  60bn Euros a month to the zone’s faltering economy until September 2016.

QE for the Eurozone - What Does This Mean?

Sensible, Appropriate and Well-Calibrated

Professor Tim Congdon CBE

 

Many people are baffled by 'quantitative easing' and its impact on troubled economies. Yet, QE has been widely adopted by central banks in the last few years to boost demand, output and employment, and to escape the macroeconomic malaise that has afflicted the advanced industrial countries during and since the Great Recession of 2008 - 10.

The European Central Bank’s adoption of a QE programme follows similar action by the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England.

You can read Professor Congdon's analysis here.

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