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How big is the challenge for Jeremy Corbyn to win a General Election?

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Professor of British Politics, Cardiff University, @CardiffPolitics  · 17 октября 2016
The challenge is enormous, and almost certainly insurmountable. The latest opinion polls [Oct 2016] place the Conservative Party 15-16% ahead of Labour, with Labour floundering at below 30% – echoes of 1983 under Michael Foot, when Labour won a derisory 27% of the votes cast. The... Читать далее
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Was there really no alternative to Thatcherism?

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Edie Mullen
Historian, lecturer at the University of Chichester, pop culture expert, author...  · 1 ноября 2016
Having won the 1979 general election with a 44-seat majority, Margaret Thatcher led the Conservative Party to a second triumph in 1983, increasing her majority to a huge 144. That landslide victory in the House of Commons, however, did not reflect a nation won over to Thatcherism. The... Читать далее
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How will history remember Queen Elizabeth II?

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Maria Kornienko
Senior lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Author of...  · 21 апреля 2017
It seems to me that the Queen is a major political figure, perhaps, more important than people have realised for some time. Although I think, historians have recognised her importance in the last 20 years or so. > What she has done, very obviously, is being able to keep monarchy alive... Читать далее
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Could we see a new political party in Britain?

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Paul Stokes
Professor Of Politics in School Of Political, Social And International Studies...  · 23 ноября 2016
What is clearly true is the traditional party landscape as it was in the 1950s and 60s has completely broken down. We are no longer a two party system, which were 90 percent of the population are voting for Labour and the Conservatives as they did in those years. Now we have a... Читать далее
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Was Tony Blair really just a “Red Tory”?

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Professor of British Politics, Cardiff University, @CardiffPolitics  · 28 октября 2016
I genuinely think he probably was. I think he was – and remains – ideologically closer to the Left of the Conservative Party than he was to Old Labour. Like many on the Left of the Conservative Party (One Nation Tories), his instinctive preference was for the private sector over public... Читать далее
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Did David Cameron promise to immediately activate Article 50, and if so why was it not honoured?

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Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Surrey and Co-coordinator of the...  · 8 ноября 2016
Cameron was clear in the Referendum that this was a one-off decision, that if there was a vote to leave then that meant the UK was leaving. He didn’t promise that he would immediately activate Article 50 but I think there was an assumption that that’s what he would do. He told the House... Читать далее
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Did Britain become a more racist place after Brexit?

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Тоня Самсонова
No Britain did not become more racist after Brexit racism is just another excuse ,I voted leave because I am genuinely concerned about the affect immigration is having on our services , surely it is common sense if you continue allowing hundreds of thousands of people in the Country... Читать далее
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Why exactly was Clement Attlee our greatest post-war PM?

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Professor of British Government, University of Leeds, @UniversityLeeds  · 28 октября 2016
Great Prime Ministers are winners. Attlee won Labour its first-ever majority with the landslide in 1945 and his government delivered an enormously transformative manifesto, practically in its entirety. The NHS, co-founding NATO, the end of empire, rebuilding the economy after the War... Читать далее
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How did Margaret Thatcher change Britain?

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Historian, lecturer at the University of Chichester, pop culture expert, author...  · 11 ноября 2016
In March 1981 Margaret Thatcher reached the lowest point of her premiership, with opinion polls showing just 16 per cent of the country satisfied with her government. She remained undaunted, and in an interview a few weeks later spelt out her ambitions: ‘Economics are the method; the... Читать далее
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What are the chances of Scotland leaving the UK after all?

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Daria Eremenko
Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations at the...  · 27 апреля 2017
In 2014, the Scottish independence referendum returned at vote of 55% to 45% in favour of Scotland remaining in the UK. Although that result was a fairly decisive one, the significant minority in favour of independence have since gone on to quite consistently back the Scottish National... Читать далее
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