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The Contending Allies: What the Trade Unions and the Labour Party can learn from the experiences of their predecessors between the Wars

The relationship between the Labour Party and the trades union movement has often been tense in the past. But interwar political history of Britain illustrates the dangers to Labour of losing touch with the unions, as well as pointing to how effective working relations might be maintained.

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Vaccine Hesitancy and ‘BAME’ Populations

Public health authorities need to understand the specific reasons for ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among BAME communities – but they should also not ignore public health measures that have worked historically in building the high levels of trust in vaccination currently enjoyed in the United Kingdom.

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Opinion Articles


Loyalist rioting reframes the perennial question: who governs Northern Ireland?

Forged in crisis, Ulster unionism has been suspicious of British governments for more than a century. How the Johnson government responds to the recent unrest will help to determine what Loyalist leaders do next.

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The UK’s current ‘Chumocracy’ would have been all too familiar to our early modern forebears.

Current debates about cronyism and 'Chumocracy' suggest the world of the Reformation and Enlightenment - the Tudors and Stuarts - is more familiar than it might superficially appear.

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Simon Szreter’s team presents keynote at DWP Economists Conference

H&P co-founder Professor Simon Szreter spoke at the Department for Work and Pensions conference on 5 October on the subject of "Incentivising an Ethical Economics".

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H&P historians: the Blitz spirit and coping with Covid

The H&P roundtable organised by Dr Henry Irving (Leeds Beckett) to explore possible WW2 lessons for the Covid response appears in an On London analysis piece

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H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.

H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.

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