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Scotland’s a conservative country. But Scottish Tories are held back by London HQ | Neal Ascherson
As support for the union wanes, the party north of the border is at odds with its southern peers

Neal Ascherson

16, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Is time running out for the union as the case grows for a new independence vote? | Neal Ascherson
The UK government has moved to veto two bills passed by the Scottish parliament, strengthening the hand of the SNP

Neal Ascherson

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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After the crisis, a new world won’t emerge as if by magic. We will have to fight for it | Neal Ascherson
What will the landscape look like when we wake from the nightmare? The fantasies, and anxieties, about the future are already with us• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverage

Neal Ascherson

19, Apr, 2020 @8:30 AM

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In place of Berlin’s Wall now stands a barrier of sullen resentment | Neal Ascherson
Reunification has only fed resentment and alienation among the ‘losers’ of the old East Germany

Neal Ascherson

10, Nov, 2019 @9:15 AM

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The long Brexit ordeal will finish off the break-up of Britain | Neal Ascherson
Three years of wrangling have broken the bonds of union, says historian and journalist Neal Ascherson

Neal Ascherson

27, Oct, 2019 @7:32 PM

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Checkpoint Charlie by Iain MacGregor review – Berlin’s secrets and spies
This rich collection of stories from cold war Berlin captures the city’s many complexities

Neal Ascherson

27, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Into the storm: the horror of the second world war
Eighty years ago the worst conflict in history began. It killed about 3% of the human race: up to 85 million people. Some 55 million of those were civilians

Neal Ascherson

01, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Archaic, authoritarian, unequal to the challenge – parliament is broken | Neal Ascherson
The Brexit shambles exposes the weaknesses of Westminster, which have grown starker since the 1998 devolution settlement

Neal Ascherson

31, Mar, 2019 @8:59 AM

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Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History by Richard J Evans – review
An authoritative biography of the great historian focuses on the forces that shaped his worldview

Neal Ascherson

10, Feb, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Armistice Day: victory and beyond | Neal Ascherson
On 11 November 1918, jubilant crowds across Britain celebrated the end of the war. But many new struggles were just beginning

Neal Ascherson

11, Nov, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Catalans are not alone. Across the world, people yearn to govern themselves | Neal Ascherson
Globalisation was supposed to bring widespread uniformity and benefit. But it hasn’t addressed old grievances

Neal Ascherson

23, Sep, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Neal Ascherson: ‘I was right in the middle of the 1960s convulsions throughout Europe’
The Observer’s cold war-era foreign correspondent recalls his early days as Kim Philby’s gofer, and the giants who dominated the paper’s early postwar era

Neal Ascherson

04, Dec, 2016 @12:04 AM

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