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  • Thatcher-era lessons for Johnson

    Thatcher-era lessons for Johnson

    If Thatcher’s experience is anything to go by, at present the Conservatives are not going to sack Johnson. It took 18 months of seriously deteriorating polling for a revolt over Thatcher’s leadership to finally succeed – and she almost survived the leadership challenge.

    December 21, 2021
  • Raducanu emerges new US Open women’s champion in an all-teen affair

    Raducanu emerges new US Open women’s champion in an all-teen affair

    The 18-year-old British teenager, who had made her tour-level main-draw debut in Nottingham just three months ago, emerged the new US Open women's champion, defeating 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez of Canada.

    September 12, 2021
  • Olympics tennis: Defending champion Andy Murray withdraws from singles

    Olympics tennis: Defending champion Andy Murray withdraws from singles

    The former world No. 1 is a two-time Olympic singles gold medallist (2012 London and 2016 Rio)

    July 25, 2021
  • Plularism and politics

    Plularism and politics

    For many the increasing corporatization of political life has made the US a false democracy. A major reason for this perception was the Supreme Court decision to treat corporations as individuals and allow unlimited contribution for campaigns and political activities. A new kind of New Deal for the next decade is also necessary to restore the faith of ordinary citizens in the political system.

    January 16, 2021
  • Albania ends quake rescue operations

    Albania ends quake rescue operations

    The 6.5 magnitude earthquake has left more than 500 people injured.

    November 29, 2019
  • Different shades of democracy

    Different shades of democracy

    The list of Prime Ministers who had to resign despite having a majority in the house, is a fairly lengthy one, indicating the strength of a parliamentary democracy.

    June 2, 2019
  • A biological wonder

    A biological wonder

    By inspecting mounts cut in half by road building projects, Professor Martin and colleagues also showed they lack the complex honeycomb of tunnels usually associated with a termite nest.

    November 21, 2018
  • Windrush and the Rakhine state

    Windrush and the Rakhine state

    All hell broke loose over the British government! It found itself in the eye of a storm following a self- inflicted controversy raging over what is called the “Windrush generation”. “Windrush” is the name of a ship that had brought thousands of Caribbean people to Great Britain in 1948 to help rebuild the war-ravaged country. …

    April 28, 2018
  • Feminism & the Vote

    Feminism & the Vote

    Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922), initially, under the influence of J.S. Mill’s liberalism, supported suffrage for women in Great Britain. However, following his opposition to Irish Home Rule in the 1880s, he began to see women’s suffrage as detrimental to liberal politics. He questioned the rightness of the liberal practice of consenting to whatever was demanded …

    April 21, 2018
  • Indian-origin MP accuses British PM of sexual abuse cover-up

    Indian-origin MP accuses British PM of sexual abuse cover-up

    An Indian-origin MP has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of failing to act when she was tipped about a Westminster sexual abuse cover-up three years ago. Labour Party’s Lisa Nandy made the allegation in a dramatic confrontation during the Prime Minister’s presence in the House of Commons on Wednesday. She claimed she brought evidence …

    November 2, 2017