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Hansard Online. List of thinktanks in the UK. Adam Smith InstituteMuch favoured by Margaret Thatcher, the ASI's main focus is the introduction of free market policies.

List of thinktanks in the UK

Bow GroupA conservative thinktank founded in 1951 to counter socialism. Centre for European ReformA pro-European but not uncritical organisation, the CER aims to stimulate debate on the future of the EU. Centre for Policy StudiesThatcher's favourite. Generated a wealth of policy ideas in the 1970s and is looking to do the same again. Centre for Social JusticeThe Centre for Social Justice is an independent thinktank established, by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP in 2004, to seek effective solutions to the poverty that blights parts of Britain. CentreForumIndependent, progressive public-policy thinktank providing an alternative entry-point into the political process through ideas and debates.

Chatham HouseChatham House is a centre for policy research on international affairs. DemosLaunched in 1993, Demos has promoted a radical agenda of eye-catching, media-friendly policies. The Institute for Government. Citizens Advice. Equality and Human Rights Commission. UK Youth Parliament is run by young people for young people « UK Youth Parlia... Economic League - Powerbase. From the end of the First World War to the closing years of the twentieth century the Economic League conducted its radical rightwing “crusade for capitalism” on the streets and outside the factory gates of Britain.

Economic League - Powerbase

From the 1920’s onwards they were manipulating newspapers stories before the concept of “spin” and “spin doctor” had been invented. But they became best known for their employment blacklist, created in its earliest years. Why are boundary changes bad for Labour? If there is a place in Britain that embodies exclusivity and inaccessibility then London’s Savile Row might just be it.

Why are boundary changes bad for Labour?

The 213-year old street is internationally recognised as the Mecca of tailoring, a place where some of the world’s most affluent people flock to get their clothes made. Earlier this year, however, the Row gained a new resident and, in the process, was dragged a fraction closer to the modern age. Kathryn Sargent has been part of the Savile Row family for over 20 years, but it was only in April that the 41-year-old rose to the rank of master tailor.

While doing so, she also made history by becoming the first woman to have her own namesake store on the prestigious street. All photos: Felipe Araujo. Giving politics back to people. The electoral register and the 'open register' Iraq Inquiry - Home. Transparency International UK. EU referendum fact check. Did GCHQ Illegally Spy on You? Have you ever made a phone call, sent an email, or, you know, used the internet?

Did GCHQ Illegally Spy on You?

Of course you have! Chances are, at some point, your communications were swept up by the U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance program and passed on to Britain's intelligence agency GCHQ. Because of our recent victory against GCHQ in court, now anyone in the world — yes, ANYONE, including you — can try to find out if GCHQ illegally had access to information about you from the NSA. Make your claim using one of the options below, and send it to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) to try and find out if GCHQ illegally spied on you.

Privacy International is not representing you in your claim before the IPT. To start your claim, please click on the link below that applies to you: IndividualsI am an individual and will be representing myself in my claim against GCHQ. If you have more questions about the campaign, read our FAQs. Home Secretary announces statutory inquiry into undercover policing. Home Secretary Theresa May today established an inquiry into undercover policing and the operation of the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration Squad (SDS).

Home Secretary announces statutory inquiry into undercover policing

The inquiry will consider the deployment of police officers as covert human intelligence sources by the SDS, the National Public Order Intelligence Unit and by other police forces in England and Wales. It will also review undercover policing practices, identify lessons learned and make recommendations about the way undercover policing is conducted. BBC Democracy Live - BBC Parliament. House of Commons select committees. Citizens UK. Register to vote. BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Campaign Cliche Bingo. Full Fact is an independent fact checking organisation. Departments, agencies & public bodies. Quangos. Full print version, including charts and tables ( Since it was coined in the 1970s, ‘quango’ has become a highly emotive term.


For many it is a byword for wasteful bureaucracy, patronage and lack of democratic accountability. It is no surprise that politicians from all sides have regularly called for reductions in their number, expenditure and influence. However, achieving this in practice has proved difficult. How many quangos are there? Donations and loans to political parties. There are rules on who can make donations and loans to political parties and other campaigners.

Donations and loans to political parties

For instance, individuals can only donate if they are on an electoral register. Parties have to record the donations and loans they receive, check they are from a permissible source, and report larger donations and loans to us. In Great Britain, we publish these donation and loan reports on our online database to ensure there is transparency about the funding of parties. Lobbying Transparency - Home. HM Government e-petitions. Home - The National Archives. Make a Freedom of Information request. Your Members in the European Parliament. Contact your MP. Discover how much power you have as a UK voter in your constituency.