Total 14 Posts
The Commonwealth’s ‘golden age’ wasn’t entirely dazzling.
A country which prides itself on respect for the rule of law, the UK is urged to end its governance of Chagos Islands “as rapidly as possible”.
Ladybird Libertarians: Dan Hannan, Paddington and the pernicious impact of 1970s children’s literature on Brexit thinking.7 min read
How 1970s kids books formed the intellectual basis for Brexit. In essence “Ladybird books” were a kind of propaganda but we never noticed — and a lot of people still haven’t. (Warning: “May contain Dan Hannans.”)
The stories we tell about our histories can have a powerful impact on current events – and research shows how.
As well as an attack on the working classes, Peterloo was also an episode of violence against women.
Brexit’s ‘Global Britain’: UK needs a clear economic strategy for its trading future, not a dead colonial fantasy.5 min read
The notion of ‘Empire 2.0’ embraced by Brexiters is backward-facing nonsense.
The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.