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Anti-vaccination and Corbyn: a discussion
Anti-vaccination and Corbyn: a discussion

Anti-vaccinationism is fascinating. It takes elements of truth, facts taken entirely out of context and a smattering of outright falsehoods. But what’s really interesting about

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2008 – The Great Recession
2008 – The Great Recession

29 September 2008 – New York The economic climate of the early twenty-first century will be explained with reference to the stock market crash in

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2004 – The Facebook
2004 – The Facebook

4 February 2004 – Cambridge, MA Social media is… no… social media are everywhere. But one true platform rules them all. At least in the

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2003 – The Iraq War Protests
2003 – The Iraq War Protests

15 February 2003 – Various Despite the numbers, the war went ahead anyway. The images over the following years became almost as iconic as those

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What is history?
What is history?

E.H. Carr covered this a while back. So there’s no need for an extended essay. However, The Internet linked me to an interesting piece in

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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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Seth Rogan lobbying the Senate
Seth Rogan lobbying the Senate

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Sol Campbell, quotas and institutional isms

Sol Campbell recently claimed that he would have to move abroad to get a management position in football because of the inherent racism in the

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Talking to Parliament

Thanks to the Industry and Parliament Trust and the Wellcome Trust, I was given the opportunity to talk at a breakfast meeting at the House

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