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The new Long Parliament

Thu 16 May 2019

We have now entered the longest Parliament session, by sitting days, since the English Civil War (1642-51), explains Professor Wyn Grant from PAIS.

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The vanishing bus rider: What are the reasons for the great decline in bus ridership in the UK?

Thu 18 April 2019

Margaret Thatcher is famously alleged to have said: “A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.” Though the provenance of this remark remains in question, one thing is clear: each year there are fewer such “failing men” — and women, for that matter, writes Professor Mike Waterson from the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics, for an article first published in Advantage Magazine.

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Why you probably already speak some Cockney

Fri 01 March 2019

There's an underground campaign running to establish 3 of March as Speak Cockney Day. Dr Chris Strelluf from the Department of Applied Linguistics looks at some of the key characteristics of the Cockey accent and shows how many of us already adopt some of its traits.

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