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Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide: the Potential Impact of Brexit and Anglo-Turkish relations.  

Only 33 countries worldwide (and the European Parliament) have formally acknowledged the Armenian Genocide despite the consensus among historians and other academics outside Turkey being that the actions of the Ottoman Empire (now the Republic of Turkey) were genocidal. The UN defined genocide in Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of … Continue reading Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide: the Potential Impact of Brexit and Anglo-Turkish relations.  

Could the North of England Become an Independent Country?

Much attention surrounding devolution and independence within the United Kingdom is focused on Scotland – the 2014 referendum combined with the growing support for the Scottish National Party in the country has established a resentment towards England due to its disregard for other countries within the Union. Northern Ireland and Wales have growing independence movements, … Continue reading Could the North of England Become an Independent Country?

Boris Lloyd George?

Thomas Hewitt argues that, despite his idolisation of Churchill, it is David Lloyd George who presents the most interesting parallels with our current prime minister.