In addition to our journal Reformer, TRG publishes policy pamphlets and lectures. Shorter pieces are also posted on the TRG Blog, such as the By Invitation series.
If you would like to contribute to a future TRG publication, please contact Victoria Roberts here. To join the online discussion, please visit the Blog.
TRG Policy Papers are commissioned from a wide range of contributors, including MPs, researchers, think-tanks and experts. The common theme of the pamphlets is that they highlight an issue which is consistent with the aims and values of the Tory Reform Group.
A large part of TRG's activity has the purpose of contributing to and stimulating policy debate. TRG publications form part of TRG's aim to provide a broad body of policy positions which reflect One Nation, mainstream Conservative thinking. However, all publications remain the opinions of the individual authors. TRG's publication of a policy paper does not necessarily indicate that the Tory Reform Group endorses it as an official policy position.
The next TRG Pamphlet, the latest instalment in the Radical Ideas in the One Nation Tradition series, will be published in Autumn 2009. The topic is the environment and contributors include MPs, candidates and non-partisan organisations.
All publications listed here are available as free downloads in pdf format. To purchase a hard copy of the pamphlet, please contact us here.
One Nation Day - Damian Green MP Key Note Address
On 30th October, as part of TRG’s 35th anniversary celebrations, we hosted our first major conference, One Nation Day. The keynote address was delivered by Damian Green MP, Minister for Immigration and TRG Vice-President. To read his speech, please click here.
Green Gold: The Case For Raising Our Game On Climate Change
By Tim Yeo MP
In this timely book, Tim Yeo MP urges the new Coalition Government to take radical steps to fulfill our responsibilities by tackling climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. He argues that if Britain leads the way in switching to a low carbon economy, we would reap financial rewards and prove that "going green will be rewarded with gold."
To download the pamphlet, please click here.
Copenhagen and Beyond: What Next for Environment Policy?
By Tim Yeo MP, Greg Clark MP, Rt Hon John Gummer MP et al, with a Foreword by Lord Stern
The Tory Reform Group pulls together politicians and noted experts on environmental policy to discuss the challenges posed by climate change. Our next government must take decisive action if Britain is to confront these problems successfully. The costs, and rewards, of moving to a low-carbon economy, the importance of population policy and the need for us to embrace wind energy are just some of the matters discussed in this timely pamphlet.
To download the pamphlet, please click here.
To view the cover artwork for the pamphlet, please click here.
What's Wrong with British Foreign Policy?
By Lord Hurd, Sir Christopher Meyer et al
Foreign policy concerns - from Iran and Iraq to the need for global agreements on the environment and the rise of India and China - dominate the current political agenda. The Tory Reform Group has asked leading public figures to answer this question and to make specific policy proposals to address the most pressing issues in a timely and thought provoking new publication.
Political Leadership: What is it and how do we find it?
By Christina Dykes and Jo Silvester
What makes a strong political leader? Where do you find them? Can they be trained to maximise their potential? How can they best connect with the voters and issues of their time?
These are the questions that the authors have attempted to answer in one of the first structured investigations to be conducted in this area.
Why aren't we thinking what they are thinking?
The TRG Macmillan Lecture 2005 by Damian Green MP
The Conservative Party has lost three elections in a row and needs to find an attractive re-statement of its principles which will engage the British people. Damian Green argues that Conservatives must fight Tony Blair for the One Nation territory. He says that the three principles of Opportunity, Community and Internationalism should guide Tory policy, but warns One Nation Conservatives that they too need to change.
Being Blue and Green for the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Hugh Milward
A series of essays on the future of the planet. The authors look at European environmental measures, the impact of climate change, how to fulfil the UK's energy requirements and the fundamental, yet often forgotten, role played at local level in disposing of waste.
To Nato or Not to Nato
The TRG International Lecture 2004 by Hon Nicholas Soames MP
In this lecture, the Hon Nicholas Soames MP brings to bear the full force of his deep knowledge of Nato and the UK's military requirements in discussing the future needs of the alliance and our need for it.
The Route to One Nation
The TRG Macmillan Lecture 2004 by Sir Christopher Gent
Sir Christopher Gent argues for a distinctive and bold reappraisal of the Welfare State in order to break down the barriers between private and public provision and extend opportunity to all.
For more pamphlets please go to the TRG Publications Archive.