Saturday, 30 May 2009

The new Supreme Court Judge

Excellent article in the Economist analysing Obama's new appointment for the Supreme Court. See here.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Alan Johnson on Electoral Reform

Alan Johnson is in favour of AV plus for elections, breaking rank in the Cabinet over electoral reform. See here how he argues for this.

Obama and Congress

A big disappointment for Obama... and a great example of the separation of powers. See The Times article here

The Times's Manifesto for Change

The leader writer's ideas for change in Parliament - quite useful for practical ideas to do now... See here

Friday, 22 May 2009

A Revolution?

Will there be a revolution in Parliament? Suggestions here of what is being more seriously discussed in terms of constitutional reform...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Russian WW2 History

President Medvedev has stepped into a controversy about the falsification of Russia's role in World War 2, according to Pravda. More information here.

Institute of Historical Research

AEA folk may find the link to the Institute of Historical Research helpful. The resources and the History in Focus sections in particular have useful articles about historiography and the practice of History.

Constitutional Reform?

The expenses row now seems to have been connected to demands for constitutional reform, according to this article in the Guardian

One of the enthusiasts for reform is James Purnell, the work and pensions secretary, whose photo-shopping blunder from a year or so ago is parodied here.

Elections June 2009

All you ever wanted to know about the European and local elections coming up. See here.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Horrible History?

Should History be made more exciting? Some think it will help to attract more students to the subject. More information here

Historical Quotations

Here are some wise historical sayings to give you inspiration

Historical Film Reviews

Here is a list of films with a historical theme. They are reviewed for entertainment value and historical accuracy! It includes Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008 - "Hollyoaks in Fancy Dress")

Guns in national parks?

An interesting story for those needing proof of the power of the NRA... see here.

Expenses debate

What are they going to do? Debate today. See here.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Henry VIII Exhibition review

A review of the excellent exhibition plus a video comment from David Starkey! See here.

CNN Breaking News

CNN breaking news... See here.

Speaker to step down

It looks as if Michael Martin is going to step down as speaker. More news here.


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