Lessons of History

A recent report revealed that history is the most common degree among the nation’s MPs, supplanting the old favourite, PPE. More than 15 per cent of all MPs and over 10 per cent of the cabinet are trained historians. In a radio interview over the summerTony Blair, who as prime minister was sometimes accused of having a poor grasp of history, admitted that he wished he had studied the subject, rather than law, at Oxford.

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