Robert Tombs

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Pro-EU demonstrators wave a conjoined EU and UK flag at Westminster. Many Remainers tell those who backed Brexit how stupid and ignorant they are. Photograph: Andy Rain

The snow was falling fast, muffling the sound outside the tall sash window as it gathered and thickened on the empty street. Inside, as we sat around (...)

French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

We now have strong and stable leadership - but in France, not Britain. Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, will enter the Brexit negotiations grave(...)

Robert Tombs: “I don’t think I’ve written a patriotic history; but nor have I written an anti-patriotic one. Both would be distortions. We are a rich country with many strengths, and our fortunate history gives us no excuse for our present socio-economic failings and political aberrations”

Academics don’t normally explain why they write books. It’s just what they do. Nowadays, they almost form a production line to help keep university re(...)