H&P encourages historians to use their expertise to shed light on issues of the day. If you are interested in submitting an opinion piece for publication, please see our editorial guidelines. We currently have 252 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.
Evan Smith and Andrekos Varnava trace the roots of today's "hostile environment" to Britain's treatment of Cypriots between the wars - British citizens targeted with access controls a generation before Windrush.
Mitya Pearson notes the government's plans for a "Green Brexit" and outlines the history of environmental governance in the UK - successful and unsuccessful.
Mike Slaven and Christina Boswell trace the Windrush scandal to institutionalised "symbolic policy-making" at the Home Office and point up the implications for EU citizens in the UK post-Brexit.
The UK seems to have set an unusually high bar for prosecuting war criminals, argues Jon Silverman, but a lack of transparency prevents us knowing why.
Glen O'Hara calls for a new approach to Brexit from historians - personal politics should be put aside if expertise is to win through.
Lucy Delap and Ben Griffin reflect on the "stepping stone" nature of the 1918 Act, which came into force 100 years ago today and extended the franchise to some women.
Henry Irving finds a precedent for today's proposed measures against plastic waste in Second World War recycling and salvage - but will the public respond today with the same willingness?
Daniel Lomas sets the recent loss of historical papers by the government in context - cock-up or conspiracy?
As the new US embassy is unveiled in London, Carl Bridge and Eileen Chanin look at a historical example of a truly "open" embassy building.
Lucy Delap shows that the history of disabled employment may not be the steady upward progression the government would like to suggest
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