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After a tumultuous year politically and personally for Mike Stuchbery, he reminds how humans have survived the darkest hours.
Brexit is a fault line which has triggered a realignment of loyalties in the island of Ireland – will Northern Ireland be left behind by English nationalism?
Hardeep Matharu speaks to acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness about where the nationalist Brexit project being trumpeted by Boris Johnson could end up
Now that English Nationalism has been unleashed, Peter Jukes argues that we must all try to restore England's buried civic tolerance and historic diversity.
Otto English recalls what it was like growing up in a world where the threat of the Cold War loomed large – and the surprise and optimism when, one day, this came to an end.
Even if we could make fitter, cleverer humans, would that make them more valuable people?
A decade ago, the financial crisis presented the most pivotal economic, political and social moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We need to examine its effects if we are to learn lessons in Brexit Britain.
A personal story from Otto English about how the past is far too often sanitised to make people who were never there feel better about their family, our collective past and our country.
Peter Jukes with the historical background to a new Byline Times series on a global phenomenon that best explains Boris Johnson and Donald Trump.
As cliff-edge Britain searches around for historical analogies to a 'No Deal' Brexit, Arthur Snell discovers an infamous King and his ill-fated adviser are the most telling of all.
Will Cologne's cathedral, which was centuries in the making, ever be considered to be truly 'finished'? Maybe nothing we build ever is.
Mike Stuchbery on how terrible moments of devastation can be overcome with creativity and vision.
Mike Stuchbery on reading one of the first printed bestsellers – a book on how to die properly – from his hospital bed.
Britain has not really faced up to losing an empire and the unresolved cost is playing out through the traumas of Brexit.
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