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Populism Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Populism Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Matthew Cowley February 2, 2017 0

Populism has become a synonym for ‘movement that we don’t like’ in the weird political universe of 2016/17. The truth is though, it isn’t some malevolent force which guides despots and dictators into power

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How 2016 Could be Gary Johnson’s Year

How 2016 Could be Gary Johnson’s Year

Matthew Cowley September 21, 2016 0

His failure to reach the first Presidential debate – polling at an average of around 10% nationally – would seem to have put to rest any chance of Libertarian nominee, Gary Johnson, occupying the

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The Death of a Despot May Lead to Instability in Central Asia

The Death of a Despot May Lead to Instability in Central Asia

Matthew Cowley September 6, 2016 0

The death of brutal dictator Islam Karimov was announced on Friday, bringing his 27 year rule of Uzbekistan to an end. The handling of the Uzbek President’s death has been reminiscent of the regime

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Why Grammar Schools Will Revitalise Equality of Opportunity

Why Grammar Schools Will Revitalise Equality of Opportunity

Matthew Cowley August 16, 2016 0

Theresa May and Education Secretary Justine Greening have indicated the return of Grammar Schools to the mainstream of British education. While many commentators have reacted with hostility – sometimes going so far as to argue

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The Fight for a Non-Existent Throne

The Fight for a Non-Existent Throne

Matthew Cowley August 15, 2016 0

Squabbles over succession to royal thrones in Europe have not been uncommon over the last 1000 years – particularly over the throne of France. Since the House of Bonaparte was overthrown in 1870 during

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Google’s Palestine Question

Google’s Palestine Question

Matthew Cowley August 12, 2016 0

The politics of the map are often overlooked. Whether it be the fact that continents on conventional maps are sized not based on their real size, but on political sensibilities; or the fact that

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The Labour Party: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Labour Party: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Matthew Cowley August 7, 2016 0

You can often tell whether someone is backing Owen Smith or Jeremy Corbyn by whether they say that the Shadow Cabinet is half empty or half full. As the Labour leadership battle whimpers on,

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Why We Shouldn’t Ridicule Trump’s North Korean Endorsement

Why We Shouldn’t Ridicule Trump’s North Korean Endorsement

Matthew Cowley August 1, 2016 0

It seems like an unlikely alliance. One of them is a fanatic totalitarian with awful hair; the other is the ruler of North Korea. One of them hates America with a burning passion; the

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Catalan Independence Could Reverberate Far Beyond North-Eastern Spain

Catalan Independence Could Reverberate Far Beyond North-Eastern Spain

Matthew Cowley July 28, 2016 0

It may have gone unnoticed by the majority of the international media, but a decision taken by a regional Parliament in north-eastern Spain in the last week could have a profound effect on the

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The Legacy of David Cameron

The Legacy of David Cameron

Matthew Cowley July 14, 2016 0

The premiership of David Cameron has seen a lot of firsts. History will smile on Cameron as the Prime Minister who launched a series of liberal reforms to rival many of his contemporaries; history

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