Category: Politics

A rave crowd with green laser light

As the government introduces fines for organisers of illegal raves, Tony Blockley, Head of Policing at the University of Derby, explains why these events pose a criminal, as well as a health risk.

The Union Flag and The Stars And Stripes flags.

Professor Gerhard Kemp of the University of Derby examines the legal and diplomatic issues at the heart of the high profile case involving a member of the Royal Family.

A crowd at a Black Lives Matter protest holding cardboard signs

Andy Bloor, Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, explains why he feels the #BlackoutTuesday campaign on 2 June 2020 did not send out the right message.

A group of raise their fists at a Black Lives Matter protest

Sarah Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, at the University of Derby, explains how she is taking a stand to combat racism.

British coins in a pile

Nicholas Apergis, Professor of Economics at the University of Derby, looks at the furlough scheme and what the extension of furlough may mean for the UK economy.

A collage of political leaders

Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, examines the data-intensive approach of political leaders to communication during the coronavirus outbreak, and compares it with the language of their predecessors in similar times.

Big Ben in London amongst a grey sky.

As Brexit arrives, Professor Keith McLay at the University of Derby, invites you to examine how the state of our relationship with Europe has been encapsulated by the words of British prime ministers at key moments in our nation's history.

Professor Nicholas Apergis looks ahead to the post-Brexit economic future for the UK.

Queen giving a speech

Professor Keith McLay gives his historical perspective on the State Opening of Parliament and plans to review the UK constitution.

Finger on head

Phil Burton-Cartledge, Course Director of Law and Social Sciences, shares a short guide to voting in the General Election. It won't make your mind up for you but will hopefully help you come to an informed decision.