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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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2000 – The Millennium Bug
2000 – The Millennium Bug

1 January 1900 – Earth Technology can become obselete. That in itself doesn’t seem to be too contentious a statement. Just ask coopers, smiths and

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1998 – Google, Inc.
1998 – Google, Inc.

4 September 1998 – Menlo Park Hoover, Xerox and Coke have come to mean vacuum cleaner, photocopier and cola in colloquial English. Such was the

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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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1996 – BSE
1996 – BSE

20 March 1996 – London While the “BSE crisis” was not a specific event that can be pinned down to a particular day or year,

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1995 – The Oklahoma City Bombing

19 April 1995 – Oklahoma City Terrorism has been omnipresent in Western politics in recent years, usually linked to Islamic organisations and individuals. But terrorism

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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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1993 – Maastricht and NAFTA
1993 – Maastricht and NAFTA

1 November 1993 – Europe; 8 December 1993 – Washington D.C. 1993 saw the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in Europe, and the formation of

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1992 – The Premier League
1992 – The Premier League

15 August 1992 – London, Ipswich, Liverpool, Southampton, Coventry, Leeds and Sheffield The sport of Association Football was invented in 1992 when the Premier League

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