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Women's Suffrage: 100 years on is “toxic politics” the new frontier?

Monday, February 05, 2018

One hundred years ago UK women first got the vote through the Representation of People Act 1918. It was a start but there were conditions, like age, and it did not put them on the same terms as men.   Read more

Dr Ed Gouge Tribute

Thursday, January 04, 2018

We're very sad to report the sudden death of Dr Ed Gouge. Our deepest sympathy goes to all of Ed's family and everyone who knew him.  Read more


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has visited, got in touch, commented or contributed to in 2017.   Read more

Case Study: The Royal Christmas Message

Friday, November 24, 2017

The message from the Queen broadcast at 3:00pm to the UK and Commonwealth is now as traditional as eating mince pies and singing carols. But can you believe it has been sixty years since the Queen gave her first message to the nation on television.  Read more

Budget 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond took to the despatch box to deliver his annual budget to the UK Parliament for 2017.   Read more

On this Day: 20th Nov 1992: Fire sweeps through Windsor Castle

Sunday, November 05, 2017

On 11:40am on 20th November 1992 a fire swept through was of the most iconic landmarks in England, Windsor Castle.  Read more

Florence Speech: Buying time with a Brexit betrayal

Saturday, September 23, 2017

My first child was born two weeks before the In/Out referendum. He will be at school bringing home maths homework I probably don’t understand by the time the UK is an independent sovereign country.  Read more

Princess Diana: Twenty Years On

Monday, August 28, 2017

When Diana died in 1997, I was 18. In May I had voted for the first time and by August it was just a few weeks before leaving home and heading to university.  Read more

Ed's July Update: How's Mrs May's Conservative Government doing?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What was in (and out) of the 2017 Queen's Speech

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The pomp and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament was somewhat lacking today. Due to the change in date, there was no golden state carriage but a very nice heavily armour-plated car, with a separate one for the crown of course. Prince Philip was also absent and Prince Charles took his place beside his mother who was devoid of the usual ermine and jewels; sensible in this heatwave some may say.  Read more

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