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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.
Big business frequently lobbies the public during political campaigns. Matt Qvortrup looks to history to ask: does their opinion matter?
Marcel Stoetzler explores Labour's current antisemitism scandal through the lens of historical antisemitism in British politics.
Ahead of the 2016 EU Referendum, Paul Cartledge offers a potted history of referendums throughout the ages.
N. C. Fleming argues that the recent Conservative backbench revolt on Sunday Trading Laws is indicative of the party's historic identification with Christianity.
Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet choices have proved controversial. Martin Farr traces the changeable history of the Shadow Cabinet, and assesses Corbyn's political room to maneouvre.
Gender parity may been achieved in some British honours but Dr Toby Harper, of Providence College, explains how changes to the system in recent years have made it more hierarchical and unequal.
Dr Margery Masterson, of the University of Bristol, considers lessons from the etiquette and politics of nineteenth-century duelling in light of a curious challenge to UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Dr Jon Lawrence, of Cambridge University, considers the decline of election hustings and politicians’ reluctance to engage with ordinary voters in the 2015 campaign.
In 1915 Britain was deemed too busy fighting to preserve the values enshrined in Magna Carta to celebrate its 700th anniversary. Paradoxically, argues Dr Andrew Blick, during the First World War Britain violated many of the principles associated with the landmark 1215 document. And that fragility remains today.
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