Highlights

Festival of Brexit
Will the Festival of Brexit Divide the Nation or Succeed As a Unifying Showcase?
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions, Technology

South Bank’s 1951 Festival of Britain may be the blueprint for a 2022 Festival of Britain and Northern Ireland Britain’s past Great Exhibitions were held as landmark events to showcase the nation’s arts and technology. The post-Brexit Festival of Britain and Northern Ireland planned for 2022 will be inevitably tied to the contentious EU referendum […]

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Features

From Keir Hardie to Keir Starmer: West Ham’s Historic Links With the Labour Party
Posted in: Features, People

Labour MP Sir Keir Starmer has emerged as a frontrunner to be the leader of a Labour Party that has experienced extraordinary swings in popularity in recent years. Many in the party hope that he will bring an end to this election see-sawing and present a unifying centrist mandate and show the electorate that Labour […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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council tax

  • The Problem With Council Tax
    Posted in: Highlights, Videos

    “The most boring and complicated subject in all of public life” – said the man who created the infamous Poll Tax. The results though were anything but. The flat tax rate which meant rich and poor paid the same, led to riots up and down the country and the removal of Margaret Thatcher. The Poll […]