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Robert F. Dewey, Jr.

5 Politicians Though it was not his first politicised statement on the Common Market, Gaitskell’s ‘thousand years of history’ speech at Labour’s 1962 Brighton conference is acknowledged as the definitive partisan moment of the debate. But it was a milestone reached quite late. Up to that point, the Conservative and Labour leaderships had buffered their respective positions with conditional policy statements. A search for ‘terms satisfactory to’ the Commonwealth, EFTA and agriculture, Macmillan pledged, underscored the Government’s negotiating stance. Labour

in British national identity and opposition to membership of Europe, 1961–63
The clergy of the later Stuart Church
Grant Tapsel

clergy into the heart of parliamentary electioneering with significant results: by 1714 a Whig politician in Wiltshire could write with a certain sense of weariness that ‘a good or bad clergyman for a neighbour is capable of giving much ease or much trouble to a gentleman who concerns himself in public elections’. 93 In Leicestershire the clergy were described as ‘generally bewitch’t with State Politicks’, and the archdeacon of Bedford, Thomas

in The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714
John Street, Sanna Inthorn, and Martin Scott

7 Young citizens and celebrity politicians If the last chapter was about how young people use popular culture to think about the ‘real world’ and the way it works, then this chapter is about those who are (or might be) charged with running it. The topic is the politician, and how young people – in their talk about popular culture – reflect upon what is required of a politician and who is equipped to deliver on this responsibility. In particular: do celebrities make good representative politicians? The idea of the celebrity politician, at least in the sense we

in From entertainment to citizenship
Martin Steven

It is a little ironic that the main hub in Brussels for the political activities of the European Conservatives and Reformists is the Willy Brandt Building in the European Parliament. The German politician was Mayor of West Berlin at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s and Chancellor of the Federal Republic in the 1970s – a great post-war European figure, but also one of the continent's most prominent social democrats. Regardless of how many photographs of Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan staffers put up in the ECR corridors around the

in The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR)
David M. Farrell, Michael Gallagher, and David Barrett

10 What do Irish voters want from and think of their politicians? David M. Farrell, Michael Gallagher and David Barrett Introduction The 2016 election revealed a lot of flux in people’s voting behaviour. How did this translate in terms of attitudes to representative politics in Ireland? What do voters think of the system of representative politics today? What do they want from their TDs? The INES 2016 data allow us to explore three main dimensions of interest. First, we examine attitudes to the role of members of parliament, and the extent to which long

in The post-crisis Irish voter
Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

chap 9 23/9/03 1:18 pm Page 189 9 The Students’ Union and the politicians Student activists were not the revolutionaries of the 1980s, the bearers or prophets of a new order; instead they seemed fated to be rebels, protesting against changes imposed from on high. The initiative had passed to a neoliberal, sink-or-swim, roll-back-the-State Government which nevertheless contrived to interfere with universities as none of its predecessors had ever done. It appeared to be starving students of public money, ostensibly in an effort to make them more self

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90
Sean Healy and Victoria Russell

-immigrant fringes, was bolstered by the statements of the European border control agency Frontex, caught fire on social media, was then repeated by major media outlets, politicians and prosecutors, and eventually became policy of the then-government of Italy, under Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. It achieved its moment of (temporary) victory in 2018 with the closing of Italian ports to NGO vessels and the halting of search and rescue operations by NGOs on the Mediterranean. The

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats both came out strongly in support of Sea-Watch. Even German politicians on the conservative side of politics, who had long been in favour of a more restrictive asylum seeker policy, supported Rackete. On 6 July, interior minister Horst Seehofer, whose hardline stance on issues of asylum had in 2018 almost precipitated the fall of the Merkel government, wrote to Salvini urging him to reopen Italy’s maritime borders. The European Union’s budget and human resources commissioner and prominent Christian Democrat, Günther Oettinger, said

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Timothy Longman

journalists and opposition politicians and violent attacks against Tutsi. In January 1993, both Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) participated in a ten-member panel of international experts that investigated human rights abuses in Rwanda and published a devastating report that linked the government to all recent cases of anti-Tutsi ethnic violence and considered, given their nature, whether they might constitute genocide, though they suggested that the numbers killed might not reach the threshold to be labelled genocide

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez, and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

are the ones who sent these people to kill us.’ By the afternoon, chiefs remained conspicuously absent, but national politicians, ‘sons of the soil’ with aspirations, arrived in Bamoi and denounced the closure of the Luma, in an effort to shift the blame from government and on to local actors. The crowd retaliated by burning down the police station. At night, they set up checkpoints to check vehicles for local authorities: ‘If

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs