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Rafal Heydel-Mankoo

Rafal (“Rafe”) Heydel-Mankoo, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.A. is a ResPublica Fellow. Graduating with degrees in history and law, Rafe is an international broadcaster, writer and lecturer, specialising in constitutional monarchy and British institutions, traditions and heritage.  One of North America’s leading royal commentators, he addressed Lord Wakeham’s Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords in 1999 and presented evidence to the House of Commons’ Public Administration Select Committee in 2004, during its review of the Honours System.  Rafe is a Trustee of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and lectures extensively in the UK, North America and further afield. He is the co-author and co-editor of the critically-acclaimed Burke’s Peerage & Gentry: World Orders of Knighthood & Merit and has advised various governments on their national honours systems.  Rafe is a contributor to ResPublica’s 2012 Reform of the House of Lords Report and, together with Phillip Blond, is also the co-author of the report’s Conclusion & Recommendations chapter.

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...