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Global Britain: continuity or delusion?

In this post, Ben Wynne historicises the term ‘Global Britain’ in the 20th century. He argues that there is nothing new about the sentiment behind this phrase and suggests it should not be dismissed as a recent invention of Brexit supporters.

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is often put down to a desire to regain something of its […]

July 21st, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|
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    “Ulster Will Fight and Ulster Will be Right”: The DUP and the Zero-Sum Game of Constitutional Politics

“Ulster Will Fight and Ulster Will be Right”: The DUP and the Zero-Sum Game of Constitutional Politics

Tárlach Russell examines the various ways in which Northern Irish Unionists have navigated constitutional changes and argues that Brexit has become the latest battleground in a zero-sum game paradigm by the DUP where any concessions to greater secure the institutions of Northern Ireland are perceived as attempts to undermine the Union.

In 1921, Edward Carson warned his successor as the leader […]

February 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The Disuniting Kingdom? Looking at the Meaning of the Nation in a Climactic Year

The Disuniting Kingdom? Looking at the Meaning of the Nation in a Climactic Year

In this post, Dan Taylor explores the historical trajectory of the concept of a British ‘nation’. He argues that, amidst resurgent nationalisms within the United Kingdom, we must stop ignoring the topic and work collectively to establish a collective identity fit for the British Islands in the 21st century.

 

We are witnessing the ‘slow death of Britain’, warns former […]

January 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

From Anschluss to VE-Day 2020: Britain’s Changing Attitudes Towards Austria

In the 1930s, a period fraught with diplomatic tension and uncertainty, the Chamberlain government was unwilling to go to bat to protect Austria from Nazi encroachment. However, from within the British Legation in Vienna, dissenting voices emerged who argued that Britain should take a stronger stance to safeguard Austrian interests. Reflecting upon Dominic Raab’s VE Day address to Austria, […]

We’re All in “It” Together: Without Votes at Work, People’s Wages Are Pressed to the Minimum Wall

In this timely piece, Dr Ewan McGaughey writes about the Conservative Party’s most recent labour policies. Seen historically, he argues that there is little new about these policies. History shows when more people are earning middle incomes, when most people are not pressed toward the minimum, and when the top-earners are not taking ‘other people’s money’ there is greater […]

September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|