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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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    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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    Our partisan press: does it matter to journalism or politics?

Our partisan press: does it matter to journalism or politics?

UPDATED: To mention the Sun’s interesting decision to back the SNP in its Scottish edition and the Tories in its English edition. See end of article.

[This is the full version of an article that first appeared in The Guardian]

Is anyone really still surprised how far our newspapers will go to back their chosen political party? What was shocking about […]

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    Challenge yourself: from PositionDial self-discovery to Election engagement

Challenge yourself: from PositionDial self-discovery to Election engagement

This article is written by Mariam Cook, founder of PositionDial. She was a speaker at Polis 2014 and also gave a Lunchtime Talk in Michaelmas 2014, a student review of which can be seen here.

PositionDial is a new way of working out your political position, keeping up to date with news and views from all sides, and seeing who […]

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