Monarchy and equality in the 21st century

IN 2019, RESEARCHERS at the University of Sheffield argued persuasively that the UK may be going through a process of ‘undevelopment’, which they defined as “the dismantling, rather than the building, of a viable, functioning political economy that...

Why all 16-year-olds should have a vote

AT THE 1977 CCONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE, 16-year-old William Hague made a speech in which he conjured up what he feared was the imminent and dreadful prospect of a “Socialist Britain”. With Margaret Thatcher and many delegates captivated by the rare...

Thank you to a great generation

MOST OF US who have reached middle age or beyond can look back to our younger days and think of a year which really set the course for the rest of our lives. In our late teens or twenties, what happened in a single year was often highly significant. Whether we started...

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