UK History

Total 7 Posts

The shame of British nationalism in Scotland.

5 min read
The fact that a tradition of social exclusion, racism and intolerant British nationalism has been passed down the generations does not legitimise it.

UN experts condemn “reprehensible” UK racism report that “repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact”.

5 min read
UN human rights experts yesterday strongly rejected the UK Government-backed report into racism and ethnic disparities in the country, saying the review further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even fuel racism, racial discrimination and negative racial stereotypes.

When Christmas was cancelled: A lesson from history.

4 min read
Like in 1647, many people today are fed up with the government’s restrictions. Many have also suffered financial difficulties as a result of the COVID regulations. Politicians could learn from the fallout of the last time Christmas was cancelled.

When a winner becomes a loser: Winston Churchill was kicked out of office in the British election of 1945.

6 min read
Even a highly popular and respected leader can lose an election, writes a historian – especially if they don’t have a plan for the future. Churchill was one of them.

Brexit Britain’s place in the world.

11 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis on how Britain has thrown away its global role and needs an overdue debate about its place in the world. That is made harder by sham patriotism but urgent by the UK falling apart.

Public sculpture expert: Why I welcome the decision to throw Bristol’s Edward Colston statue in the river.

5 min read
After years of inaction by authorities, protesters have forced the point – opening a new chapter in this monument’s history.

We need to talk about empire: Britain is being forced to confront its ‘original sin’.

5 min read
Britain must face the uncomfortable truth that, contrary to the “economic theory” that insists meritocracy and mercantile enterprise made the country rich, it actually owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade.
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