In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, the author analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology of Britishness, and how far and why it has faded. She discusses the Acts of Union with Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and their limitations, while scrutinizing England's own fractures.
A balanced and objective assessment of the financial consequences of Scottish independence from Gavin McCrone, one of the UK's top economists with decades of involvement in the devolution and independence debates.
Eagerly anticipated seventh volume from the man at the epicentre of power in the Blair and Brown governments. The next instalment in the best-selling and critically acclaimed series of diaries from Tony Blair's press secretary.
The best political book of the year' ANDREW MARR 'A superb work of storytelling and reporting. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history' Andrew Sparrow, Guardian The only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU.
A guide that explains what the term Arab-Israeli Conflict refers to, providing a description of the situation, its origins, as well as the people involved and their motivations. It examines key questions such as the importance of Jerusalem, borders and the West Bank, settlements, terrorism, Palestinian and more.
Should Britain form a new union with its old 'Dominions' in Canada, Australia and New Zealand? Are they really our closest allies and relations? And is there any reason why they should want to unite again with us?
This text examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in British politics in an accessible form. It introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics, analyzing views of different historians.
Long-standing, award-winning Muslim human rights campaigner Sara Khan courageously takes on the extremists within her faith whose ideology has made it easier for terrorists to recruit young Britons. This important and timely book will be a major news story this autumn.
Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. He kept writing in his diaries for almost seventy years, which is a record of the political life of our times. This edition presents the selected highlights of the complete diaries from Tony's schooldays in the 1940s until he ceased keeping a record in 2009.
Bringing together author's speeches, thoughtful journalism and passionate advocacy of often unconventional causes, this book showcases his powers of original thinking and communication over the decades.
What have they really achieved? Did Iraq overshadow all? Did public services improve after all? Were the targets reached, the promises met? This book presents an analysis of the Labour Party's performance.