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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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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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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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1997 – The 1997 General Election
1997 – The 1997 General Election

1 May 1997 – United Kingdom TRIGGER WARNING: The images and video associated with this post may be “too nineties” for young children, and may

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1993 – Maastricht and NAFTA
1993 – Maastricht and NAFTA

1 November 1993 – Europe; 8 December 1993 – Washington D.C. 1993 saw the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in Europe, and the formation of

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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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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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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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It’s 1981 again!
It’s 1981 again!

The United Nations declared 1981 the International Year of Disabled People. Around the world, events were planned to bring attention to the achievements and struggles

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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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