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The United Kingdom

May 27, 2020

We all know the story.

On the 27th of March, Dominic Cummings, the Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, drove 260 miles to County Durham during the height of lockdown. He did so with his wife, Mary Wakefield, and their four year old son out of fea...

April 13, 2020

After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step back from life as senior members of the Royal Family, a lot of fuss has been made about whether they will continue to receive public money for their security detail. 

Although the topic of the Royal Family is normally...

January 13, 2020

“Parties that do not change, die … If the world changes and we don’t then we become of no use to the world” – Tony Blair, 1994.

James Callaghan’s general election loss in 1979 and Michael Foot’s subsequent electoral failure in 1983 catalysed a period of internal divisio...

October 21, 2019

In the UK, it’s been hard to escape the feeling that our current political stalemate is totally unique to us. Yes, we might not be immune to President Trump’s Twitter sideshow or the horrors of Syrian civil war, but we’re somehow different. A mature Western democracy w...

October 10, 2019

In July 2019, Britain got a new Prime Minister.

Theresa May was forced out of office after her Withdrawal Agreement was defeated three times with no foreseeable alternative route to take us forward.

Enter... Boris Johnson.

To say that Mr Johnson's term as PM has not sta...

July 22, 2019

On the 4th of July, the British Navy detained an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, on the suspicion that it was shipping oil to Syria. Such a shipment would be in breach of EU sanctions and therefore violate international law, making its seizure off the coast of Gibraltar l...

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