Neglecting the North: Margaret Thatcher, Rishi Sunak and the North/South divide

The Tory party conference 2023, held recently in Manchester, has stirred up frustration among many people in the north of England following Rishi Sunak’s announcement to abandon HS2. To many, this is yet another example of how the north/south divide continues to negatively impact those living in the north. Despite Sunak’s declaration that ‘what matters is […]

Proud to be British?

Winston Churchill, tea, democracy. All things we consider fundamental symbols of ‘Britishness’. They are things, or rather people, in which we are supposed to find inspiration, pride and patriotism. We are taught that Britain is a place somehow on a pedestal above other countries, but why is this? Is this pride misplaced? If we look […]

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