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John Boland is a lecturer and tutor in modern history and politics at a further education college in the UK. He graduated with a degree in History from Cambridge University in 2003 and has subsequently spent time working in finance and travel. His current research interests focus on British history and society since 1979. He is also a keen fan of many sports although football would generally be the one he has the most vociferous opinions about.
No. Article Date
Not So "Neet"
The spectre of a "lost generation"
1
The platitudes and sound-bites that continue to echo from an increasingly forlorn UK government sound ever more hollow a... >>more
2009.10.27
The Joker and the Thief
[Analysis] Rhetoric vs. reality in modern Britain
2
Politicians are failing to address the simple fact that the vast majority of British citizens simply do not earn enough ... >>more
2009.03.10
Credit Crunch: 'Golden Brown'
The Stranglers re-worked for the 'credit crunch' generation
3
Gordon Brown, all doom and gloom / Truly now the end of the boom / Each new day More go without pay / Always a frown wi... >>more
2009.02.22
Enter the (Fr)Auditors!
Financial meltdown: To blame or not to blame?
4
The slightly softer argument is that those responsible for evaluating the accounts of the UK's major banks were culpable... >>more
2009.02.05
Credit Crunch: 'Imagine'
Reworking a Lennon-esque lament during these dark times
5
Imagine there's no corporations / Might be easier for me and you / No more financial derivatives / And less for us all t... >>more
2009.01.20
UK National Government for a National Crisis
[Analysis] Historical precedent suggests another way forward?
6
Britain has experienced many challenges throughout its colourful history and there are many who would draw our attention... >>more
2009.01.14
2008: The Year of Realisation?
[Analysis] Exploding the Thatcherite consensus
7
Their true significance is often not seen until long after the events have passed through the record books. That, in par... >>more
2008.12.31
Dude, Where's My Carmaker?
[Analysis] On the diversifying credit crunch
8
In reality, fears that encircle household names such as GM, Ford and Chrysler in the US and slowing demand that has alre... >>more
2008.11.14
To Salvage a Nation and Its Economy
The gap between rhetoric and reality in modern Britain
9
The prospect of the UK banking system failing or totally disintegrating was undoubtedly dangerous -- yet the cost to the... >>more
2008.10.30
A Prime Minister's Report Card
[Opinion] Plenty of room for improvement for Gordon Brown
10
It is heading towards the mid-term break in Britain and most of the nation's teachers will sit back and take the opportu... >>more
2008.10.21
Economy: Talk Is Cheap
[Opinion] Especially if you are a politician
11
Of course, it could all be much, much worse. All this talk of billions of dollars in capital and billions of dollars to ... >>more
2008.10.09
Cheats, Liars and Thieves
Robbing the poor to save the rich is wrong
12
They are the ones who alleged that they knew better than us ordinary folk and they are the ones who have the cheek to se... >>more
2008.10.01
Sold Short
Economic "malfunctions" not over yet
13
Forgive the very cynical take on the current state of affairs but the capitalist systems that drive Western society are ... >>more
2008.09.21
Economic Armageddon
Financial markets go into meltdown
14
The financial instruments created within the US subprime market could perhaps be described as no more than that -- the b... >>more
2008.09.16
Credit Crunched
Britain continues to lose direction
15
The concern of the TUC is that many of Britain's super rich have become so not by making extra wealth but by taking it f... >>more
2008.09.09
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