John Oxley

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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Coronavirus lockdown shows us the punishing nature of isolation

Britons have come to accept isolation. As lockdown drags towards its third month, households remain cut off from each other, …

By John Oxley

Friday, 8 May 2020

VE Day is a celebration of hard-won and imperfect triumph

Seventy-five years ago, the receipt of the German Instrument of Surrender was met by a spontaneous outpouring of joy across …

By John Oxley

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The Coronavirus crisis will leave deep scars on the nation's health

As the coronavirus crisis ticks into another week, it is tempting to look forward with a sense of optimism. The …

By John Oxley

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Party like it's 1945 – when this is over, let's be inspired by history's greatest celebrations

Throughout all its history, humanity has been plagued by war, famine, and pestilence. Right now, the coronavirus pandemic – with …

By John Oxley

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

The lessons we learn from Covid-19 must help us prepare for the next crisis

We are not remotely close to the end of this crisis, yet already there are calls for a public inquiry …

By John Oxley

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Britain's flexible constitution will help us through this coronavirus crisis

John Nance Gardener found the Vice Presidency of the United States “not worth a bucket of warm piss”. He would …

By John Oxley