Four decades on, history seems likely to vindicate those who warned that devolution would undermine the United Kingdom.
Posts Tagged: History
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Neil O’Brien: The New Puritans want to tear down our liberal settlement. Here’s what they think – and why they must be resisted.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
Chris Skidmore: Churchill, Colston – and the new polling which shows that most of us are proud of our history. We need to study it more.
Those who don’t want to study or debate the past but tear it down should be strongly resisted.
The combination of shutdown fever, furlough, Black Lives Matter, summer and the fledgling test and trace system don’t bode well.
Their leaders elevate race relations above what should be their core functions, such as enforcing the law impartially.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
The blue share in the poll of polls hit 43 per cent on June 2 and hasn’t moved the best part of a month later.
Sunder Katwala: Race and age. To older Britons, the pace of progress seems swift. To younger ones, frustratingly slow.
The framing of “facts versus feelings” won’t work for the liberal right on race any better than it has for the liberal left on immigration.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Iain Dale: “Winston Churchill gave voice to the nation’s courage and Vera Lynn gave voice to its heart”
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”
Ben Roback: Why America’s election may turn on jobs, immigration, abortion and China – not race, policing, justice and riots
Trump has shown a rare flash of flexibility in signing a police reform executive order, breaking a hitherto narrow commitment to law enforcement.
Christian Guy: Slavery. Not a remote horror from the past, but a living one in the present. It must be stamped out.
We’ve seen gunshot wounds and babies born as a result of rape. With UK Border Force in Dover, we found a girl heading for a lifetime of sexual slavery.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
Ten years ago, Tower Hamlets Council named a block of social housing after the slave trader.