Politics

The most stage-managed election campaign ever

This article was first published by the Political Studies Association as part of an excellent collection of post-election analysis that covered media and political communications aspects of the campaign. I heartily recommend it as a collection of serious but readable instant analysis by academics without too much partisan hand-wringing etc.

This election campaign was almost irrelevant to the fundamentals of […]

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Polis Photography Competition 2015: ‘Political News’

We had diverse range of entries this year that reflected an array of interpretations on the chosen theme of Political News.

Our winning entry was from Maria Paola Pofi:

We felt this was a beautiful and timeless image of an individual engaging with news, displaying both humanity and intensity. We also appreciated the ironic edge as, upon closer inspection, the man appears to […]

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    Did the right wing press defeat Miliband? No. [12 reasons and counting]

Did the right wing press defeat Miliband? No. [12 reasons and counting]

Generally, I’ve been surprised how few people have blamed the right-wing press for Labour’s defeat. Almost no MPs and few commentators. Roy Greenslade concocted an elaborate theory that said that somehow paper support for Ukip did for Labour and my colleague Bart Cammaerts put the case that the right-wing press does frame the agenda overall. Though even Bart points out […]

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    Did Britain’s right-wing newspapers win the election for the Tories? Guest Blog

Did Britain’s right-wing newspapers win the election for the Tories? Guest Blog

This article by LSE Media and Communications’ Dr Bart Cammaerts who researches and teaches political communication.
The day after the unexpected defeat of the Labour leader Neil Kinnock in the 1992 election, the Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun’s infamous headline read: ‘It’s The Sun wot won it’. During the 1992 campaign it seemed as if the Tories would lose and Labour […]

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May 12th, 2015|Politics|5 Comments|

What a mess. UK election 2015

I am tediously optimistic, but as Britain goes to the polls I feel depressed about every likely outcome.
This will not be a decisive election and I fear that out of the chaos will come, well… more confusion.
I am not against coalition government in principle and I instinctively welcome the idea of more plural politics. I would love to see […]

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