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Reappraising Harold Wilson

Andrew Crines, Kevin Hickson

This article is the first in a series of pieces on the life and legacy of Harold Wilson published in celebration of the centenary of his birth, 11 March 1916. Click here for the second article in the feature: Harold Wilson: a personal reflection Click here for the third article in the feature: Europe and…

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London’s changing electorate

Rafal Zak

When Poland joined the European Union in 2004, huge numbers of Poles relocated to the UK. Polish residents are now the third largest foreign born ethnic group in the UK. And while the repercussions of this never seem far away from political debate, its impact on the shape of the electorate is less often discussed….

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The utility of politics

Karl Pike

In the week where the Prime Minister was commenting on the arrangement of Jeremy Corbyn’s tie, I noticed an essay by James Meek which portrayed the Labour leader in a clingy green and brown number, with a funny hat and bow and arrow. Robin Hood, according to James Meek, “defies the system… stands up for…