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    1. June 24, 2016

      Reasons to rejoice about the breach

      Any Brexiter telling you that they have all the answers on what happens next will receive a poor reception from an...

    2. June 19, 2016

      Democracy needs to be nurtured and protected

      I did not know Jo Cox, for whom tributes and prayers will be offered in Westminster on Monday. She was clearly a fine...

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    1. June 13, 2016

      Britain: A time to lead rather than leave the EU?

      Some bits of history cannot be left behind. The first act of the psychodrama that is Britain’s European referendum...

    2. June 12, 2016

      Pooled sovereignty has advanced national goals

      “In the modern world it is worth distinguishing between the substance and symbols of sovereignty. The substance is the...

    3. June 10, 2016

      Brexit would compound all other European crises

      What has happened to you, Europe?” cried Pope Francis, accepting this year’s Charlemagne prize. Here is the question we...

    4. May 26, 2016

      A Brexit myth of Brussels (mis)rule

      Britain is (mis)ruled by Brussels. European federalists have demoted the Westminster parliament to the status of a...

    5. May 13, 2016

      An imperfect BBC is baked into the British psyche

      To comprehend David Cameron’s world view, and to understand why he has just ducked a fight over the future of the BBC,...

    6. May 11, 2016

      Japanese investors in Britain depend on the links to Europe

      Like many Japanese, I was brought up to admire the UK’s role over centuries as an industrial and political power —...

    7. May 6, 2016

      How to change the face of Europe

      A few years ago I was at a conference discussing the woes of the single European currency, when a central bank official...

    8. May 4, 2016

      Eurostar stake sale takes UK taxpayers on voyage into the red

      Selling off the family silver was an accusation that was thrown at British prime minister Margaret Thatcher by Harold...

    9. May 3, 2016

      Brexit: sovereignty is not the same as power

      If Britain were to vote to leave the EU in June would it regain the sovereignty that those in favour of leaving argue...

    10. April 29, 2016

      Political animals: a guide

      I’m not voting for him, he’s a complete tosser,” said my friend as we discussed the candidates for London mayor. It was...

    11. April 19, 2016

      Sophisticated states are failing — politicians need to take risks

      An illness is afflicting societies in both Europe and North America: sophisticated state failure. It fuels the Donald...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      April 17, 2016

      Personal memories of the 1975 'Brexit' campaign

      In 1975, one of my first jobs as a young economist, working for Bernard Donoughue in Harold Wilson’s Policy Unit in 10...

    13. April 11, 2016

      Glass of water and a pile of oranges: conceptual art on show

      A pile of sand, a glass of water and a pyramid of oranges are some of the provocative artworks that have gone on...

    14. March 25, 2016

      The reasons for the Tory infighting over Europe

      Few things are more hurtful than to discover, in middle age, that one is never going to be offered an important job....

    15. March 23, 2016

      Trump and Brexit whirlwinds are tearing apart conservatism

      Just as the US presidential election race is turning into the most unholy mess for the Republican party, so Britain’s...

    16. March 22, 2016

      French youth protest against the ghost of Thatcher

      I met Louise — 23, nose pierced, blonde hair tied in a top knot — on Boulevard Voltaire in central Paris on March 9....

    17. March 21, 2016

      The Tories are in government but are ungovernable

      The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion...

    18. March 10, 2016

      David Cameron says he will stand as MP in 2020

      David Cameron intends to stand for election as a MP in 2020 although Downing Street insists he will honour his...

    19. March 9, 2016

      Cameron sets university challenge for private sector in echo of Thatcherism

      David Cameron wants to break open the closed shop in higher education by making it easier for new providers to become...

    20. March 9, 2016

      Path to private UK universities fraught with difficulties

      Last month was the 40th anniversary of the moment when Margaret Thatcher, the then education minister, formally opened...

    21. March 4, 2016

      EU referendum reinforces the myth of the overmighty mandarin

      When Sir Jeremy Heywood and his five living predecessors as cabinet secretary meet in December to celebrate the...

    22. February 29, 2016

      The fiction of David Cameron as Flashman

      Undeterred by his own cowardice, Sir Harry Paget Flashman won the Victoria Cross, the Order of Bath and the Order of...

    23. February 26, 2016

      The bloody history of civil war in the Tory party

      That the Conservative party believes as much in the strong state as it does in the free economy has long been both its...

    24. February 26, 2016

      The year that changed London

      To illustrate the historian’s dilemma, EH Carr used the metaphor of a road accident. An inebriated Jones in a car with...

    25. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      BBC 'could have uncovered abuse by Savile in 73'

      The BBC could have uncovered Jimmy Savile’s sexual abuse of children as early as 1973, had a radio executive not...

    26. February 22, 2016

      Britain and Europe: The view from the FT archive

      In just a few short months’ time, Britain is set to take one of the most important choices since the second world war —...

    27. February 21, 2016

      Brexit: Cameron warns Britain against ‘step into the dark’

      David Cameron on Sunday made a last-ditch appeal to wavering Tories to support his campaign for Britain to stay in the...

    28. February 19, 2016

      National Archives: Thatcher aide played key role in Westland row

      Margaret Thatcher’s battle to stay in office during the row over the future of the helicopter manufacturer Westland has...

    29. February 12, 2016

      The lady is for turning . . . in her grave

      Tremendous news that Margaret Thatcher is backing the case for staying in the EU. Frankly, I had been worrying about...

    30. February 10, 2016

      Spirit of Thatcher invoked in Tories’ EU referendum debate

      Just as US Republicans seek inspiration from their adored Ronald Reagan, president from 1981 to 1989, so Britain’s...

    31. February 6, 2016

      Margaret Thatcher’s Belgravia home on the market for £30m

      Looking for a desirable central London residence with bombproof front door and built-in memories of a former UK prime...

    32. February 2, 2016

      Political groupthink is bad for our universities

      The American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt recently reported a study by Bill von Hippel and David Buss of the...

    33. January 25, 2016

      Cecil Parkinson, Thatcher’s soulmate, dies aged 84

      Cecil Parkinson, who died on Monday at the age of 84, belonged, albeit fleetingly, to that unfortunate group of...

    34. January 20, 2016

      Myth of the brutal, blighted concrete tower

      What would you pay for an elegant mid-century apartment, with original wood fittings and views clear across the city,...

    35. January 19, 2016

      China’s Xi turns to Reagan and Thatcher for economic inspiration

      At the outset of his presidency, Xi Jinping billed himself as a transformative leader in the mould of Deng Xiaoping,...

    36. January 15, 2016

      ‘In Flagrante’: photographs by Chris Killip

      It’s almost redundant to call the republication of In Flagrante, Chris Killip’s classic work of the 1970s and 1980s, a...

    37. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: Oliver Letwin apologises for riot remarks

      Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin has apologised “unreservedly” after blaming “bad moral attitudes” in black...

    38. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: Thatcher sought to tone down campaign warning about Aids

      Margaret Thatcher personally intervened to try to tone down what her advisers saw as “distasteful” adverts warning...

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