The industrial revolution wasn't all about the spinning jenny and steam power. Money talked, and it needs to again if power and prosperity are to flow to the UK regions.
Past research suggests governing parties often take a hit in mid-term regional votes before recovering in national contests.
The 'pay to stay' policy reveals great differences in the perception of what, and who, social housing is for.
Germany’s problems with integrating immigrants date back to before the refugee crisis.
A German culture scholar looks at how rising fear of terror and a week of violence has affected German media and politics. Will Germany's open refugee policies last?
In her annual statement to the press, the German Chancellor insisted recent events would not change her stance on welcoming refugees.
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.
Instead of seeking to blame immigrants or Islamic State, Europeans need to rise to the challenge posed by the modern world.
Everyone is looking to the German leader to save the union in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande are now alone at the top table, and there are no prizes for guessing who is drawing up the seating plan.
Angela Merkel's calmness is a key part of her negotiating strategy.
Perverse mental processes take over when the chips are down. And there's something you can do about it.
Angela Merkel has called for Europe to stand together in the face of Brexit.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
Economic sense has been largely irrelevant in the unfolding Greek drama. Instead, morality has been at its heart.
Boris Johnson says so. But the reality about EU minimum wages and the effect on migration is more subtle.
The reality is that intergovernmental relations are not the strong point of federal systems generally. But some do it better than others.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wouldn't like to see Britain leave the EU, but a remain vote is not necessarily an easy option either.
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.