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


Historians are citizens, but their expertise is even more important

Glen O'Hara calls for a new approach to Brexit from historians - personal politics should be put aside if expertise is to win through.

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100 years of suffrage

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.

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The 2017 General Election in history

As the dust settles on the outcome of the 2017 General Election, Martin Farr looks at other key moments of electoral uncertainty and uneasy coalition.

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‘Leading the world?’ The historical fantasy of May’s vision for post-Brexit Britain

Matthew Grant assesses Theresa May's Philadelphia speech - what does it show us about her inadequate grasp of the history of British international affairs?

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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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Theresa May’s Cabinet - a break with the past?

Theresa May's appointments appear distinctive and new in several ways, but Michael Kandiah argues the patterns and pressures behind them are the same as under previous Prime Ministers

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“Unelected” Prime Ministers

Will Theresa May be weakened by becoming Prime Minister without an election? Dr Andrew Blick looks at the historical precedents.

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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 EU Referendum result in historical perspective: the need for reform of Westminster

Professor Simon Szreter looks at the EU referendum in the context of our voting system and its historical trends

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In Memoriam Jo Cox 1974-2016: attending to the well of public discourse

Professor Simon Szreter, Managing Editor History & Policy reflects on the life of Jo Cox and the democratic principles of freedom of speech.

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