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Policy Papers

TWS's first Annual Conference, held in January 2012 on the theme of 'Public Policy for Cyberspace', was accompanied by our introduction to the policy debates surrounding this area. The paper was written by our specially-formed subcommittee on cyberspace, chaired by Albert Beardow. Please email policy@wilberforcesociety.co.uk for more information. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Public_Policy_for_Cyberspace.pdf" save="1"]...

A new paper by George Bangham and Sarang Shah, examining the UK's National Security Council since its formation by David Cameron in 2010. Locating the NSC’s formation in wider debates on the UK’s constitution, the executive authority of the Prime Minister within Cabinet government, and the role of military intelligence in...

This paper discusses several key issues, including how the Eurozone member states’ relinquishment of their monetary levers has caused economic booms and busts, why equilibrium hasn’t been settled by free movement of persons, how certain European institutions need strengthening to support stability, recommendations for the creation of further federal institutions,...

Tackling Homelessness proposes a set of 13 policies to reduce the number of people becoming homeless and to make it easier for the homeless to be re-housed. Proposals cover increased provision of services to the homeless, including an expansion of the government's duty to provide emergency housing, the provision of...

An argument for the privatisation of Britain's major roads, with compulsory GPS trackers fitted in cars to monitor road use, in order to rebalance the cost of driving vis-a-vis rail trainsport and to improve efficiency in the upkeep of the road network. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Road-Charging-and-Privatisation-Ben-Wattsx.pdf" save="1"]...

This proposal sets out to address the inequalities of the unfinished project of devolution in Britain. It advocates the creation of a devolved English Parliament, modelled on the Scottish Parliament. The paper was discussed with the counsel of Prof Andrew Gamble, Head of POLIS, Cambridge. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/A-Devolved-English-Parliament-Justin-Kempley.pdf" save="1"]...