The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.
The UK government is considering taking a stake in a dying asset when it could have helped build a balanced economy much earlier.
The Panama papers show how hard it is to keep on top of tax collection, but outsourcing to the private sector would bring problems of its own.
An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
The effects of the Dublin insurrection went much further than Ireland.
Lessons from the past suggest Cameron should acknowledge the limitations of his renegotiated membership terms.
When the excitement over cabinet resignations and the sugar tax subsides, the 2016 Budget acts as a blueprint for making the wealthy wealthier.
French efforts to dismantle the Jungle migrant camp are leaving crucial volunteer services at risk.
Mothering Sunday comes just once a year, but mum's help build the landscape of politics all year long.
Time to pick apart the rationale in doom-laden predictions for Britain's second favourite topic of conversation.
Insuring the most at-risk homes should become easier after April, but the latest deluge makes the new scheme look fragile.
There were more protests in Britain last year than at any time since the 1970s.
The democratisation of finance isn't going quite to plan.
"First, do no harm". It's not clear that European countries even got that right as they navigated their way through the aftermath.
Britain's local healthcare system of small time gatekeepers should become stronger networks of powerful providers.
The British legal system is skewing the odds against some of the most vulnerable refugees.
How India's prime minister secured a rehabilitation from a legacy of post-colonial violence.
50 years after the UK first experimented with removing the death penalty for murder, one name has become our bridge to the hangman's noose.
An often ignored political role devised in 1571 tells you all you need to know about who will benefit as new power plants are built.