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Glen O’Hara is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Oxford Brookes University. He blogs, in a personal capacity, at http://publicpolicypast.blogspot.com/.

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British politics is heading back to 1974, Eagle Eye

British politics is heading back to 1974

Suppose for a moment that you faced an upcoming General Election in which the governing Conservatives were pretty unpopular, having presided over a Parliament of economic crisis, domestic confrontation and ideological polarisation.
But presume also that, during that contest, the Government was faced with a relatively unpopular Labour Party tainted by its past handling of economic [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 4:07 pm

Scottish independence makes no economic sense whatsoever, Eagle Eye

Scottish independence makes no economic sense whatsoever

The question is whether the citizens of a future Scottish state believe that the apparent emotional and psychological benefits of independence outweigh the years of greater austerity and deflation that they will have to endure to secure the country’s material prosperity.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 15 September 2014 at 3:45 pm

A crunch is coming for higher education funding, Eagle Eye

A crunch is coming for higher education funding

Whoever wins the next election will face a very difficult situation

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 28 July 2014 at 1:08 pm

Who will win the next election? Some lessons from history, Eagle Eye

Who will win the next election? Some lessons from history

This General Election is shaping up to be one of those squeakers that no-one can forecast with any confidence.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 at 10:04 am

Is Ed Miliband choosing the wrong heroes?, Chunomics

Is Ed Miliband choosing the wrong heroes?

New Liberalism’s practitioners, primarily a young and vigorous Home Secretary named Winston Churchill, and David Lloyd George at the Treasury, delighted in taking on vested interests

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 8:24 am

Labour in dire trouble? Electoral history tells a more nuanced story, Eagle Eye

Labour in dire trouble? Electoral history tells a more nuanced story

It is not, by any measure, a stellar performance. But new Oppositions have never consistently done very well at this stage of their struggles

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 14 September 2013 at 1:15 pm

Thatcher: history’s verdict, Chunomics

Thatcher: history’s verdict

Lady Thatcher’s governments did indeed achieve something of a renaissance in British productivity. The question is: at what cost was this victory bought?

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 at 1:54 pm

The lesson of history: inflation is not today’s danger, Chunomics

The lesson of history: inflation is not today’s danger

The labour rigidities of the late 1960s are a thing of the past, and the hire and fire culture of the early twentieth century is if anything tilted rather too far towards the “rights” of employers rather than workers

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 11:36 am

Britain? It’s quite well governed, actually, Eagle Eye

Britain? It’s quite well governed, actually

Pasty taxes. Granny taxes. Petrol cans. Queues at the pump. Chaotic NHS ‘reforms’. A looming debacle over changes to the House of Lords. Aircraft carriers which won’t, then will, then won’t again, be mounted with catapults. Embarrassing emails between Ministers and powerful press barons. The arrest of donors to political parties. It’s been a torrid few weeks for a government that had seemed for a while above the fray, but will probably now have to deal with years of unpopularity.

By | Eagle Eye, Opinion | Monday, 14 May 2012 at 2:29 pm

Citizens, you’re on your own, Eagle Eye

Citizens, you’re on your own

Every time you board a flight, start your car, or surf the internet, there’s an element of danger. Accidents; reckless fellow-citizens threatening to run you off the road; identity theft and cyber-crime: they feel like they’re everywhere.

Except, of course, that they’re not. The aeroplane is by far the world’s safest means of transport; deaths in car accidents, both overall and per passenger mile, have been falling rapidly for decades; you are still rather unlikely, generally, to be the victim of online crime. What explains this strange contradiction?

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 16 March 2012 at 2:10 pm

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