Dr Martin Farr Dr Martin Farr
Total 5 Posts
  • Newcastle, UK.
Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary British History, Newcastle University.

Six books (and one play) to read to understand British politics today

10 min read
With a general election on the horizon, itโ€™s the perfect time to curl up with one of these expert political book recommendations.

Keir Starmer: Four lessons from History for an opposition trying to be the โ€˜government-in-waitingโ€™

5 min read
Keir Starmer is a man on five missions, but he will need to learn from his predecessors to lead Labour back to power after over a decade out of it.

Liz Truss may not appoint an ethics adviser โ€“ Does that really matter?

4 min read
Having an ethics adviser is a matter of convention, not a legal requirement.

Conservative Party โ€“ Who are the rebels and why do they want Boris Johnson gone?

5 min read
The Tory party is a โ€˜broad churchโ€™ with many factions. And many of them are unimpressed with the prime minister at the moment. Tory tensions are exacerbated through the ideological incoherence of Johnson himself.

Sleaze: Why Boris Johnson is being reminded of the lurid scandals of 1990s Britain.

5 min read
There are important similarities between the current PMโ€™s woes and John Majorโ€™s โ€“ but a very important difference, too.
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