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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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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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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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2012 – The London Paralympics
2012 – The London Paralympics

29 August 2012 – London The London Paralympics went mainstream. At least in Britain. Continued enthusiasm following the successful Summer Olympics, combined with a concerted

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2011 – The Arab Spring

25 January 2011 – Cairo From 2010 to 2012 a series of revolutions spread across the Arab world. Anger at the ruling classes was fuelled

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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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2009 – H1N1

25 April 2009 – Geneva Overall … I consider [the British government’s] response to have been proportionate and effective. There is much good practice on

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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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2007 – The iPhone

29 June 2007 I find it quite hard to believe that the smart phone is less than a decade old. I remember not having a

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