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There are good reasons why imperial measurements, so long the favourite topic of a nostalgia-frenzy in the tabloid media, haven’t been brought back into general use. And it’s not because they are “illegal”.
One of Britain’s leading historians explains how the roots of the decision taken seven years ago were laid decades before that.
Having cut Britain adrift of Europe, Brexiters are indulging in an old fantasy about a new national role in the world—as the hub of a far-flung Anglosphere.
I look back to 1973 as the post-war year when Britain accepted the loss of its empire and chose a new European destiny.
Iain Overton reflects on the Government’s policy of Free Trade Deals with countries regardless of their human rights record.
The moving vans have already started arriving at Downing Street, as Britain’s Conservative Party prepares to evict Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
If Britain ends up in the recession expected by the Bank of England, public anger will be looking for an outlet. / I asked Albrecht Ritschl, professor of economic history at the LSE, what single move the UK government could make to alleviate the pain. “Suspend Brexit for 20 years.”
The recent closure of the Charles Peguy centre is sad but hardly surprising.
As with another self-inflicted economic injury in the 1920s, Britain is struggling under a burden that could be reversed.
The National Trust has warned that delays in the government scheme for heritage payments to farmers will put parts of Hadrian’s Wall, as well as other important historical sites, under threat.
Across the world, there is incomprehension at what we have done to ourselves.
Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture - 2021 - Brigid Laffan: This lecture analyses how Ireland responded to Brexit and the manner in which Brexit disturbed the delicate political and institutional balances that were central to the Good Friday Agreement.
ALISTER Jack’s claim that the Scottish Border is “little more than a sign” indicates he needs to read up on the history of the country he represents, according to a leading historian.
Some in government would now like to see Britain’s imperial measurements make a comeback. As part of a review on EU laws still in place after Brexit, the government plans to remove a ban on selling goods using only imperial units.
The union has been “doomed for over a century” according to a historian who predicted Brexit.
THE Union has been doomed for a century and Scotland will gain ­independence within five years, according to a bestselling historian.
With the UK’s exit from the European Union, the challenge of managing the Irish border as a source and a symbol of British-Irish difference became an international concern. The solution found in the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement gives the Irish border a globally unique status.
Brexit and university cutbacks are fuelling a crisis in recruitment of skilled workers.
Yesterday the Channel Islands celebrated Liberation Day. Ben Gidley explains the grim realities of starving islanders and concentration camps.
Which way do the political winds blow in Northern Ireland? The centennial of the decision to remain in the United Kingdom has been overshadowed by the infighting within the Democratic Unionist Party of the now outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster, pushed out by her own rank and file. We ask if that signals a further tack to the right for the Christian fundamentalist, pro-Brexit DUP...
Northern Ireland was created 100 years ago Monday, but the day passed with little fanfare.
Northern Ireland’s first minister has paid the price for believing the promises of the hard Brexiteers.