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  • HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum

  • May 13th, 2016

As the EU Referendum takes centre stage following the 5 May Elections, Simon Hix discusses the key factors and possible outcomes of this ‘once in a generation’ vote on 23 June.

  • HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016

  • April 14th, 2016

Professor Tony Travers analyses the range of UK Elections 2016; from Local, Sub-National, Mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections in May, to the EU Referendum on 23 June.

  • HOTSEAT: Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics

HOTSEAT: Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics

Dr Jill Stuart, Editor-in-chief of Space Policy and Trustee of METI International, discusses METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the political implications of space mining and commercial space travel.

  • HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on Britain, Europe & the EU Referendum

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on Britain, Europe & the EU Referendum

  • February 24th, 2016

Following the announcement of the UK’s EU Referendum, Professor Simon Hix discusses the relationship between Britain and Europe, and the potential outcomes and implications of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016.

  • HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election

Thursday’s Oldham West and Royton by-election was the first electoral test of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership, which came under even further scrutiny in the wake of events surrounding this week’s parliamentary vote on Syria.

  • HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015

  • November 26th, 2015

Since presenting his Budget in July, George Osborne has faced significant challenges to some of his spending policies, particularly the widespread opposition to his plans to cut tax credits. Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict on the latest proposals announced in his Autumn Statement and their political and practical implications.

  • HOTSEAT: Jonathan Hopkin on Catalonia

HOTSEAT: Jonathan Hopkin on Catalonia

  • October 7th, 2015

On the 27 September voters went to the polls in the 2015 Catalonian Parliamentary Election. We sat down with Dr Jonathan Hopkin to discuss the results and the implications for those in the region seeking independence from Spain.

  • HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election

  • August 20th, 2015

On 5 May 2016 the people of London will go to the polls to elect the city’s new Mayor. We sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the potential candidates and the key issues which could decide how Londoners vote.