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Britain still thinks it’s a great power – but it isn’t

Britain Great Power meme

Victoria Honeyman, University of Leeds In the days of empire, Britain was a force to be reckoned with. Coalitions of the willing were an unnecessary nicety. Britain’s opinion mattered, both in Europe and further afield. The current situation in Syria shows how far Britain has moved from that position. David …

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Two States – One Political Crisis

We tend to view events through the personalities of those involved.  Is George Osborne a bumbling economic illiterate or an evil genius?  Is Iain Duncan Smith a scrounger, a sadist or a full-blown psychopath?  Did Labour elect the wrong Miliband? In truth, public personas are more often shaped by events and circumstances.  …

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