Thomas Bartley

The definitive guide to Euro 2024 podcasts

Whilst many football fans still prepare for a major international tournament by poring over the pages of FourFourTwo, World Soccer or When Saturday Comes, or by plastering their Panini sticker book full of shiny players, tastes have undoubtedly changed. Podcasts are increasingly a staple of the sport’s fan diet for...
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Posted Jun. 13, 2024

Labour and its struggle with the past

Spectres are a powerful force in politics, and not always in the way you might think. Political parties battle to define themselves both with and against their past. In the case of Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, the desire to depart from its past under Jeremy Corbyn could not be clearer....
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Posted Apr. 27, 2024

It’s the economy, stupid. Or is it?

It is a phrase which has come to mean dogma for politicians across the world. First coined by James Carville, a strategist on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ has long spoken to the belief that it is ultimately the nation’s finances which govern election fortunes. But...
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Posted Feb. 20, 2024