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2019 Review: European elections

As we approach the end of the year, we have collected a selection of the most influential political events of 2019. In this article, we focus on the European elections.

Christmas at Chequers: December 2010

Former prime minister Herbert Asquith once said of the Chequers Estate that it “is what the holder chooses and is able to make of it”. Never was that statement any truer than under the premiership of David Cameron, spanning 2010 to 2016.

Christmas at Chequers: December 1984 and the visit of the Gorbachevs

During Margaret Thatcher’s 11-year term as prime minister of the United Kingdom, spanning 1979 to 1990, she described the Chequers Estate as one of “the twin centres” of her “personal and professional life”, alongside Number Ten.

2019 Review: Indicative votes

As we approach the end of the year, we have collected a selection of the most influential political events of 2019. In this article, we focus on the two rounds of indicative Brexit votes.

Christmas at Chequers: December 1978 and The Winter of Discontent

Labour politician James Callaghan served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from April 1976 to May 1979. It is a known fact that he would spend his Christmas celebrations at the prime ministerial estate of Chequers, but it is the last of his holiday seasons at the country retreat which bore by far the most significance politically.

2019 Review: May announces resignation

As we approach the end of the year, we have collected a selection of the most influential political events of 2019. In this article, we focus on Theresa May announcing her resignation.

Christmas at Chequers: December 1945

With the Second World War in Europe having finally drawn to a close in May of 1945, the Christmas of that year was one of hope, despite rationing remaining in force.

2019 Review: Meaningful votes

As we approach the end of the year, we have collected a selection of the most influential political events of 2019. In this article, we focus on the three meaningful votes.

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