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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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2010 – Wikileaks

25 July 2010 – The Internet… Sensitive documents have always been leaked. Sometimes these come from “whistle blowers”, unhappy at the way institutions or government

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1989 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

9 November 1989 – Berlin Mauerfall1 is one of two iconic events in my lifetime that might be said to mark the “end” of the

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1987 – Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987 – Star Trek: The Next Generation

29 May 1987 – Los Angeles I grew up with Star Trek. Between 1987 and 2005, a new series1 of the franchise aired on US

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1986 – Chernobyl
1986 – Chernobyl

26 April 1986 – Pripyat The Chernobyl Disaster is one of those iconic events that has permeated into many aspects of our society. While it

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1985 – WrestleMania
1985 – WrestleMania

31 March 1985 – New York City This was the moment that the modern version of professional wrestling – cartoon characters, big venues, loud music,

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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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It’s 1981 again!
It’s 1981 again!

The United Nations declared 1981 the International Year of Disabled People. Around the world, events were planned to bring attention to the achievements and struggles

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