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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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George Gosling: Charities and Government
George Gosling: Charities and Government

Fellow historian George Gosling has written a more in-depth piece about Brooks Newmark‘s (brief) tenure as Civil Society minister, and detailed some of the worrying

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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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Charity is politics – only English “common sense” pretends otherwise

The claim by Brooks Newmark that charities should stick to knitting rather than politics was greeted with some rather amusing responses. But it betrayed two

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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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Can the Conservative Party Re-Write History?

Well, here’s a good “water cooler” conversation for history departments across the country: if you can no longer Google something, did it ever happen? Today,

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A non-history podcast with some history thrown in

Interested in the recent news of the Great Firewall of Britain, an old internet friend of mine Jordan Cooper invited me onto his podcast to

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One Nation Under Dog
One Nation Under Dog

Labour leader Ed Miliband has declared that his party stands for One Nation Britain.1 Cue talk about the history of One Nationism2 and a return

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The Government, Voluntary Action and History Repeating
The Government, Voluntary Action and History Repeating

It has been reported that the Office for Disability Issues wants to form a new umbrella body for disabled people – the Disability Action Alliance

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DWP Figures for Disability Benefit. Is It Slowly Getting Better?
DWP Figures for Disability Benefit. Is It Slowly Getting Better?

Strictly this isn’t historical, but does relate to the work I did a few months ago at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.1 Some

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