Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Best of The Brooks Blog - 2015

Happy New Year! Many thanks for reading The Brooks Blog. Another busy year awaits with much blogging ahead - a major focus will be on significant changes in UK higher education arising from the forthcoming 'TEF' (Teaching Excellence Framework) and the EU Referendum.

My highlights for 2015 are:

January

Birmingham (UK) on Fox News

February

Inaugural lecture - "Why Hegel Matters" (video)

March

New migrant 'health surcharge' an election stunt full of loopholes

English language requirements for migrants inadequate

April

Thom Brooks & Martha C. Nussbaum (eds), Rawls's Political Liberalism

Phil Wilson launches his re-election campaign

May

I was right about the 2015 General Election results

June

New migrant guide is 'unfit for purpose'

July

Boris Becker faces new test match for UK citizenship

Three reasons why Bloomberg won't run for London mayor

August

My thoughts on the Calais migrant crisis

Honoured to be included in Debrett's People of Today

Labour leadership contest - my thoughts

Chaos in Kos (video)

September

Durham academic wins EU referendum change

On BBC 2 Newsnight from Labour Party annual conference (video)

October

The hypocrisy of Theresa May - in a letter

Political Theory and Its Impact -- Special Issue of Political Studies Review

November

I'm visiting at Yale Law School this semester

The friends that Jeremy Corbyn never knew he had

December

Failed relationships with migrants to be exposed in ‘public statements’

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