Robert Peel

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Police face protesters near Orgreave coking plant during the 1984 miners’ strike. Photograph: PA

The Battle of Orgreave in June 1984 was one of the most violent clashes of the miners’ strike and among the worst examples of police misconduct in rec(...)

Crowds outside a government depot in Cork, Ireland, where Indian corn is being sold by the British government, 1846. File image: Illustrated London News/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Scientific evidence of starvation has been extracted from the teeth of people who died in the Famine in the 19th-century. It is the first time analy(...)

After a referendum campaign that fails to catch fire, voters will choose to stay in the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA Wire

The ancients believed that forecasts were an affront to the gods. But we are impudent postmoderns now: we can venture a speculative account of Britain(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

David Cameron: trying to woo Ukip voters back to the Conservatives. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Ed Miliband went to Salford on Monday to declare that he would save the National Health Service and balance the UK’s budget with kindness. George Osbo(...)