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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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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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2005 – Hurricane Katrina
2005 – Hurricane Katrina

29 August 2005 – New Orleans It’s been ten years since Katrina tore through the South East of the United States, causing thousands to lose

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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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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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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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More VAHS stuff – and thank you George!
More VAHS stuff – and thank you George!

At some point I will be updating this blog more regularly. Possibly after my viva. Anyway, I wrote a blog post for the good people

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Pretty graphs > thesis
Pretty graphs > thesis

Lots of lines – what do they tell us?

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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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