Contextual Politics is a website devoted to examining politics in the light of its historical, cultural, social, or intellectual contexts. It also draws inspiration from the sub-discipline of contextual ethics in acknowledging that political opinions often change from one context to another. The politics is mostly UK related, but will branch into other parts of the world on occasion. A key context for politics is the media and there is a strong focus on the media (including social media) in this website.


This website has not seen any new articles for a long time but with good reason: the Brexit articles that originally inspired the site also inspired my recently published historical analysis Brexit in Context.