Carrie Johnson is without doubt a very modern prime ministerial spouse. This examination of her career and life offers the electorate the chance to assess exactly what role she plays in Boris Johnson's unpredictable administration and why that matters.
Immigration is an issue central to British society, as demonstrated by the vote for Brexit. This collection of essays offers a fascinating exploration of the ethics surrounding immigration policy in the UK. Produced by Theos, a leading Christian think tank, this thought-provoking book considers the range of ethical approaches to the issue.
This volume brings Tony Benn's diaries up to date, including events from the Gulf War to the rise of New Labour, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the war in Afghanistan. He covers British politics during three wars, five party-leaders and two Prime Ministers.
Bringing together 21 black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, this book explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be 'other' in a country that doesn't seem to want you, doesn't truly accept you - however many generations you've been here - but needs you for its diversity monitoring forms.
A timely new book on how government operates - and the problems that can arise - by one of Britain's foremost constitutional experts. The book assesses the key principles and relationships at the heart of the constitution and how they are shaping and being shaped by the political turmoil of recent years. -- .
Focusing on the institutions and players of central and local government during an era of great transformation, this book examines the cohesive nature of the British state, and how Britain was governed between 1688 and 1848. It offers insights into the formulation of notions and traditions of legislation, the public sphere, and popular politics.
Have these gleaming business districts, mega malls and gated developments led to 'regeneration', or have they intensified social divisions and made us more fearful of each other? This book reveals the untested - and unwanted - urban planning that is changing not only our cities, but the nature of public space, of citizenship and of trust.
With each chapter written by a prominent political figure, including Sir Nicholas Soames, David Owen and Rachel Reeves, the book provides some hugely revealing portraits of Britain's former leaders, shining a light on their sometimes warm, and at other times downright hostile, attitudes towards Europe.
Living on an estate in Clapham, Polly Toynbee started from scratch and found that if she were truly unemployed, she would not even be able to afford a new job, and that faced with starvation, it's impossible not to sink into debt. This book provides an account of her courageous intention to live and work on the minimum wage.
Reissued with a new foreword to mark the centenary of Harold Wilson's birth, Ben Pimlott's classic biography combines scholarship and observation to illuminate the life and career of one of Britain's most controversial post-war statesmen.
The 1950s was the decade in which Roger Bannister ran the four-minute mile, Bill Haley released "Rock Around the Clock", rationing ended and Britain embarked on the traumatic, disastrous Suez War. This book captures Britain in a decade, emerging from the shadow of war into growing affluence.