Opinion Articles

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 245 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.


Conservatives, Patriotism and State Intervention: An Edwardian Inheritance

N. C. Fleming argues that apparently contradictory Conservative positions on socio-economic uncertainty and "Hard Brexit", actually have their antecedents in attitudes within the party a century ago.

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Brexit, the Commonwealth and the problem of imperial nostalgia - a response

N. C. Fleming responds to Evan Smith and Stephen Gray's recent opinion piece and argues that the Brexiteers deployed nostalgia more out of political expediency than conviction

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The Conservative Right, Europe and Anti-Americanism

Recent criticisms of Barack Obama's comments on the EU referendum should be viewed in the wider history of Anti-Americanism within the Conservative party, argues N.C. Fleming.

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Sunday Blues: Conservatives, Religion and Party Identity

N. C. Fleming argues that the recent Conservative backbench revolt on Sunday Trading Laws is indicative of the party's historic identification with Christianity.

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Tory rebels: the inevitability of backbench revolts

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