Category archive: Politics

Arctic security: Can Britain be a polar power?

Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a leading expert on International Security at Loughborough University and has contributed to the House of Commons report, On Thin Ice: UK Defence in the Arctic – published this week. Here she gives her analysis of the report and discusses the current state of security in the Arctic and the UK’s ambition to […]

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Labour and the Conservatives offer two different routes to a ‘living’ wage

A competition among political parties to promise a more attractive minimum or “living” wage is new to British elections. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is now nearly 20 years old, but Labour in power was always cautious about its level. The Conservatives, meanwhile, initially opposed it. But a burgeoning living wage movement and a perceived […]

Macron and the future of the European Union

Helen Drake, Professor of French and European Studies, discusses what impact Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected president of France, may have on the future direction of the European Union.