Gerry Hassan

Writer, commentator and academic. Author and editor of numerous books on Scottish and British politics, including studies of Scottish Labour and the SNP. Co-author with Eric Shaw of The People’s Flag and the Union Jack: An Alternative History of Britain and the Labour Party, published by Biteback Publishing in early 2019.

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Why Churchill still matters

The power of the past and the postponement of the future

In Britain today, a burgeoning Churchill industry promotes an idea of the nation as a place of purpose and moral certainty. But Churchill’s historical record is not what conservatives would have it to be, argues Gerry Hassan. In the post-war era, ‘Churchillism’ showed an ability to adapt that is beyond the current political leadership – not only on the right.

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