COVID-19 Makes Johnson and Trump Reject Thatcher and Reagan

March 31, 2020

In 1978-79, the United Kingdom experienced the winter of discontent. Trade unions around the country went on strike. On January 22, 1979, the UK experienced the largest strike action since the General Strike of 1926. Even gravediggers and waste collectors joined in, leaving corpses and...

Post Brexit, Indian Subcontinent’s New Role in the Commonwealth

February 01, 2018

With Brexit on the horizon, Britain's relationship with the Commonwealth takes on renewed importance. Ahead of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to take place in London in April, old debates have come alive over the relevance and importance of the Commonwealth of...

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

February 14, 2017

What Valentine’s Day means for retailers. Love is big business. In the United Kingdom alone last year, total retail spending on Valentine’s Day was estimated at £980m on cards, gifts, flowers, food and drink. We’ve come a long way from Lupercalia, the fertility festival of ancient Rome...