A New European Financial Landscape Is Emerging

April 01, 2021

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European single market on January 1 has sent trade in goods plummeting amid much confusion. By contrast, Brexit was carried out in an orderly manner in the financial sector, despite significant movement of trading...

Can Anything Unite the United Kingdom?

December 11, 2019

For all its complexity, everyone understands what the US is. But what is the United Kingdom? Most people around the world have never quite understood what geographical and political unity is referred to in its name. Nor do they understand the question of where its boundaries are located....

The UK Again Fails Its Test on Testing

May 14, 2019

The crisis of language testing — in some ways symptomatic of all the other problems the UK is facing — has oddly come to center stage and revealed a new twist.  British academics in the field of language learning have being crying foul concerning the official, national testing and scoring...

The Wider Repercussions of Labour’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

September 04, 2018

The failure of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour to deal with the issue of anti-Semitism should raise alarm bells for those concerned about the potential growth of radical-right extremism in the UK. British politics is in a bad place at the moment, and not just on account of Brexit. Recent weeks have...

The British Radical Right’s Connection to the Past

June 26, 2018

History and legacy provide an explanation as to why the radical right has a stronger presence in some parts of the UK. Anyone listening to the news coverage of the 2018 British local elections would have heard a clear narrative around the radical right — that, at least electorally, things...

UK Counterterrorism Policy Needs to Look Beyond Borders

June 07, 2018

The UK's new counterterrorism strategy neglects overseas priorities when it comes to combating terrorist activity at the source. On June 4, the UK government published the latest version of its counterterrorism strategy (CONTEST.) The strategy has developed significantly since its early...

Time to Make a Change This World Autism Day

On World Autism Day, it’s about time that we stop our inconsiderate behavior toward disabled people. This year marks one decade since April 2 was declared as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations. It is aimed at increasing knowledge about autism in an attempt to advance the rights...

Russia’s Latest Message to Dissenters: You Are Next

March 14, 2018

The latest attempted assassination of former Russian double agent in Britain is the most recent piece of evidence that the Putin regime is a murderous thuggish outrage. For a brief moment it seemed that Russia could emerge from the dictatorship of the Communist Party and the chaos of the...

Still No Justice for Grenfell

February 14, 2018

The community has stepped in to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, with the UK government still falling short on its promises. On June 14, 2017, a blaze broke out at the Grenfell Tower housing complex in London, becoming, according to Mayor Sadiq Khan, Britain’s deadliest...

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...

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