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


The 2019 Election and the Media – a different kind of campaign

The December 2019 general election campaign has been like no other - partly due to the lack of scrutiny.

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Social democracy, Europe and the 2019 general election

Next week's election could be a turning point in the history of post-war social democracy, says Adrian Williamson.

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Does the Civil War really have anything to do with Brexit?

Most states have a clear "moment of creation" for their constitutions. Michael Braddick shows that the UK is the exception - and that this is key to understanding current debate.

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Brexit and the mythologies of nationalism: a warning for Wales

Richard Marsden explores the historical distinctions between nationalist movements in Scotland, Ireland and Wales - and what this means for the UK after Brexit.

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The imperial legacy of the Scottish independence referendum

 If the British Empire still existed, there would be no talk of Scottish independence, argues Dr Bryan Glass, of Texas State University, who examines the imperial legacy of today’s referendum.  

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Unionist secession? Scottish Tories looking for a role

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Avoiding Irish entanglements

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