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Professor Simon Szreter, Managing Editor History & Policy reflects on the life of Jo Cox and the democratic principles of freedom of speech.
The Brexiteer's call of closer trade ties with the Commonwealth are not new. Evan Smith and Steven Gray explore the history.
Drawing on original archival research, Saracens F.C. club historians Colin Veitch and Tom Weir add a historical perspective to contemporary debates on injury risk in rugby.
Looking at the recent history of the Dutch EU-Ukraine referendum, Prof. Joop van Holsteyn & Tom Louwerse suggest how British voters are likely to interpret the forthcoming EU referendum.
Kings PhD student Lois Lane offers the historic reactions to the Little Domesday Book as a parable to today's Investigatory Powers Bill.
Big business frequently lobbies the public during political campaigns. Matt Qvortrup looks to history to ask: does their opinion matter?
From being the least enthusiastic country in the 2003 EU referendum Malta has become the most supportive EU member state, with both the Prime Minister and the Leader the Opposition now publicly expressing themselves against Brexit. Malta has also long had socio-economic ties with Britain and still does. The general feeling is that a Brexit would be negative for both countries.
If government and / or opposition forces are found to be responsible for using chemical agents in Syria, what might this mean for international efforts at preventing chemical warfare, particularly within intra-state conflicts? Caitriona McLeish, Alex Spelling and Brian Balmer discuss with reference to the historical context of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) prohibition.
Will better education in prisons prevent reoffending? Rosalind Crone looks back to Victorian prison education experiments that are still influential today.
Prof. Jean-Pierre Morin argues historians need to become more proactive in order to overcome the challenges they face when communicating with policymakers.
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