‘The HotSeat’ asks our departmental experts important questions on key topics in politics and government. Watch the latest episodes here for discussion and analysis on news and current affairs.
Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump’s inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.
Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.
What is ‘Post-Truth’? Alexandra Cirone discusses the latest political buzzword and what it really means for politics in 2016 and beyond.
As the world continues to digest the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Brian Klaas discusses the result and what we might expect from a Donald Trump Presidency.
As the political fallout from the EU Referendum continues to grip the UK, Simon Hix discusses the implications of the result and what Brexit might mean for Britain and Europe.
Tony Travers discusses the implications of the Local Election results, Sadiq Khan’s victory in the London Mayoral Election and the shape of the UK’s political landscape as the EU Referendum approaches.
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.
On the morning after voters went to the polls across the UK, Martin Rogers speaks to Tony Travers to discuss the picture emerging from the 5 May Election results.
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.
Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the wake of May’s general election, the 2015 party conference season has seen the Conservatives consolidate their plans for the next five years of majority rule whilst opposition parties set out their stall to mount a challenge in the 2020 contest.
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.
In September VW admitted to using software which enabled some of their vehicles to cheat US emissions tests. We sat down with Professor Martin Lodge to discuss the situation and its implications in Europe and beyond.
As Jeremy Corbyn becomes the new Leader of the Labour Party, Simon Hix discusses the impact of his election on British politics.
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.
With the plight of migrants in Calais and their attempts to cross into the UK receiving increasing media coverage over the summer, Laura Robbins-Wright discusses the current situation and possible options for resolving it.