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2014 – The Russian Annexation of Crimea

18 March 2014 – Crimea This sort of thing wasn’t supposed to happen any more. Europe had found other ways to settle its disputes. Armies

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2002 – The Salt Lake City Winter Olympics
2002 – The Salt Lake City Winter Olympics

8 February 2002 – Salt Lake City My mother once told me of a place, With waterfalls an unicorns flying. Where there was no suffering,

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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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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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That guy is just the worst. The. Worst, you guys…
That guy is just the worst. The. Worst, you guys…

The Independent ran a piece this week on whether David Cameron risked becoming the worst prime minister of all time. Like, in forever, guys. Srsly.

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Private Members’ Bills

Private Members’ Bills can be great tools in the right hands. The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act came into being this way, as did

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Using House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online
Using House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online

This afternoon I gave a presentation/skills session to the lovely people at the University of Warwick. Massive thanks to Tracy Horton and Martin Moore at

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A “Liberal” Is Someone Who…
A “Liberal” Is Someone Who…

This should probably be a glossary post, but this is an interesting word that changes its meaning with gay abandon. Depending on the context, it

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