The failure to improve schools in some parts of England has contributed to the feeling of being ignored revealed in the Brexit vote accoridng to the chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw. Dr Elizabeth Jones Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics,analyses his statement.
"'We want out country back’, say the leave campaign. The problem is, they can’t get it back because they never lost it.
'Isolation is costly'. Dennis Novy, Associate Professor, Department of Economics discusses why Britain needs Europe a lot more than Europe needs Britain.
Professor Nigel Driffield from the Warwick Business School shares some thoughts on the chancellor inviting China to bid for HS2 contracts
The first issue to address is whether this is seeking to attract trade or foreign investment. The wording of the text is that they want Chinese companies to tender for certain parts of the infrastructure, which essentially suggests trade – ie importing sub-assemblies, components, even trains from China (or the lines themselves).
Elizabeth II follows some illustrious predecessors in reigning for over 40 years including Victoria, George III and Elizabeth I. But why should this matter?
Dr Sarah Richardson, senior lecturer in History at the University of Warwick comments on Elizabeth II's 63 year long reign as Britain's longest serving monarch, "Long-reigning monarchs have proved highly important for the development of the British state and nation in its history."