An illustration of a sugar plantation in Antigua.
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A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
In this week’s round-up of coronavirus articles by scholars around the globe, we explore the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the latest on drug trials.
The experiences of British based West African students can be improved.
More can be done to ease transitions for West African students in the United Kingdom.
Populist leaders can be a liability. Their optimistic bias and complacency, ambiguity, and ignorance of science undermine crisis management and put all at risk.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
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The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
On the internet, anyone can express their views, like they can in Speakers’ Corner in London – it’s up to the audience to guard against disinformation.
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A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, speaking alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in February 2020.
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New Zealand will spend NZ$12.1 billion – or 4% of its GDP – to support businesses, increase benefits for seniors and low-income families, pay people in self-isolation, and boost health care capacity.
Depending on where you’re from, you say words like ‘basil’ a specific way.
Accents differ depending on where we're from, even in the same country.
Independence is a vexed question for the Scottish people, especially with so much yet unknown about how the UK will fare in its divorce from the European Union.
A Ghanaian food shop on Wellington Street in Gorton, Manchester, UK.
A study of Ghanaians living in northern England provides insight into how eating habits change through the generations.
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At the time of the 2016 referendum, there were widespread fears that Brexit would unleash a contagion effect among other member states.
The main immediate impact of Brexit is that UK lawmakers will have to vacate the EU Parliament.
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Even though the UK is officially out of the EU on Jan. 31, it'll take at least another 11 months of negotiations before its departure is complete.
As the U.K. leaves the European Union, what awaits Prime Minister Boris Johnson?
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People who support Brexit want different results from the UK's departure from the EU – and they can't all get what they want.
It’s not just Brexit that he’s eyeing up.
A large majority gives the prime minister freedom to dramatically alter the machinary of the nation.
From left, the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union affects Ireland, too.
Politicians who want to unite Ireland under a Dublin-based government are stuck choosing whether to participate in the UK in an effort to stay in the EU.
Brexit supporters gather during a rally in London in late August 2019, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament.
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The United Kingdom pretty much did what it wanted in the EU. That it chose to pursue a national agenda of austerity and neoliberalism has nothing to do with Europe.
Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
United Kingdom officials suggest that messaging apps should build in law enforcement access to encrypted text, raising concerns about user privacy.
A recent proposal by the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters agency suggests building in law enforcement access to encrypted communications. This has implications for users' digital rights and privacy.
Jeremy Hunt (left) and Boris Johnson (right) are battling it out to be the next leader of the Tory party, and ultimately the next leader of the UK.
In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.
Scotland is eyeing another independence referendum and now Wales wants in on the act. England feels left behind and Northern Ireland is at the centre of the Brexit impasse. Things aren't fine.