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#PostConsensusBritain
#PostConsensusBritain

“To keep conversations around this possible network going, let’s use the hashtag #PostConsensusBritain. Keen to hear from interested parties.” (Dion Geogiou, Twitter.) This could be

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Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”
Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”

Well. Twitter seems to be in a bit of a state. That’s not new. But this week’s debate is over whether neoliberalism is really a

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1997 – The 1997 General Election
1997 – The 1997 General Election

1 May 1997 – United Kingdom TRIGGER WARNING: The images and video associated with this post may be “too nineties” for young children, and may

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1994 – The Rwandan Genocide

6 April 1994 – Kigali When a aeroplane carrying the President was shot down over Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, the government responded in brutal fashion. The

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Charity is politics – only English “common sense” pretends otherwise

The claim by Brooks Newmark that charities should stick to knitting rather than politics was greeted with some rather amusing responses. But it betrayed two

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Beyond the Barriers – New Spartacus Report
Beyond the Barriers – New Spartacus Report

The Spartacus group, which produced Responsible Reform, has just published its latest report on the Employment and Support Allowance. Beyond the Barriers has taken evidence

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Co-operation or conflict – how best to tackle injustice?
Co-operation or conflict – how best to tackle injustice?

A few weeks ago, I came across a statement from a disability organisation, furious about cuts to the Independent Living Fund. The Disabled People Against

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Dominic Sandbrook and questionable history – the sixties and the Daily Mail

Reading the Daily Mail can, obviously, be bad for one’s health. But recently I was directed to a piece by a Conservative-supporting Facebook friend of

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The Prequel to my Thesis
The Prequel to my Thesis

When I was first thinking about what to do for my PhD, I was told about Canadian historian Jameel Hampton. Dr. Hampton was working on

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News in the 1970s looks dated
News in the 1970s looks dated

Genius. Obviously, the stories are reasonably similar to today, but who knew Angela Rippon could be so posh? And David Davies too! Oh, yeah, and

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