Monthly Archives: August 2016

Speech: Why Britain should remain in EU

The following is a speech delivered by Dr Helen Parr, Senior Lecturer in International Relations in SPIRE, during the Keele Student Union Debating Society debate on the EU Referendum, held at Keele University on 7 March 2016   For me, … Continue reading

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A contingent, conservative vote against the status quo

Dr Helen Parr Senior Lecturer in International Relations – SPIRE Thursday 7 July 2016 This is an irreversible crisis of political making. It did not have to happen like this, and that it has is the result of political misjudgements, … Continue reading

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Complacency at the heart of our political parties has brought this vote

Dr Helen Parr Senior Lecturer in International Relations – SPIRE Saturday 25 June 2016 48 hours after the referendum, the calculations made by Britain’s most senior politicians are becoming obvious. What those calculations reveal is a complacency that has led … Continue reading

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Explainer: what is the 2nd Amendment and how does it impact US gun control?

Dr. Jonathan Parker – SPIRE Senior Lecturer in Politics The Second Amendment to the US Constitution is a touchstone for the many people who identify with American society’s enduring affinity for firearms. And every time there is an atrocity, such as … Continue reading

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Team Refugees-Their Success is Our Failure

Dr Rebecca Richards – SPIRE Lecturer in International Relations On 5 August, after watching a few hours of typical Olympics opening ceremony, the crowd – and the world – erupted into cheers as the athletes of ‘Team Refugees’ entered the stadium. … Continue reading

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