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


Women Against State Pension Inequality: a distraction from deeper problems

The campaign group Women Against State Pension Inequality argue that discrimination against a generation of women has taken place. Hugh Pemberton suggests this may be a distraction from the deeper and broader problems with the pension system.

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Merging emergency services: is the Government wielding the axe on Britain’s fire and rescue service?

Government cost-cutting measures propose merging police forces and fire and rescue services. Shane Ewen looks at the historical record of such experiments.

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No glass ceiling for female officers

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Margaret Thatcher, individualism and the welfare state

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The spirit of ‘45

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Superhumans or scroungers? Disability past and present

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‘Responsible capitalism’: a return to ‘moral economy’ in England?

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History suggests that Scandinavian policies will be lost in translation

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Cameron and the renewal of the ‘property-owning democracy’

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