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    Labour’s tuition fee promise and both the student and non-student vote

Labour’s tuition fee promise and both the student and non-student vote

Last week, Ed Miliband announced that a Labour government would cut university tuition fees from £9000 to £6000 a year. In this post, Steve Fisher examines the initial public response to this announcement. He suggests that, so far, while the policy is popular, it is unlikely to win Labour many new votes at the approaching election.

In December the Higher Education Policy […]

March 5th, 2015|Featured|0 Comments|
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    The English Defence League’s ‘rational Islamophobia’ is a racist discourse, but it is not confined to the EDL

The English Defence League’s ‘rational Islamophobia’ is a racist discourse, but it is not confined to the EDL

The emergence of the English Defence League in 2009 led to renewed discussion of the extent and nature of Islamophobia in British society. George Kassimeris and Leonie Jackson have studied the discourse and ideology of the EDL based on the organisation’s public statements. They find that the EDL’s discourse, by constructing opposing and antithetical ‘British’ and ‘Muslim’ subjects, does constitute racism, but of a […]

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    Governments need a more convincing narrative if they want to sway the public debate on TTIP

Governments need a more convincing narrative if they want to sway the public debate on TTIP

If successfully concluded, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the most ambitious free trade agreement in history. Dennis Novy writes that while the potential benefits from liberalised transatlantic trade are large, getting there will be an arduous process, with significant difficulties still to be overcome.

A plan to create a free trade area between the European Union […]

March 4th, 2015|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Fears about adverse consequences of rising immigration have not materialised

Fears about adverse consequences of rising immigration have not materialised

According to polling by Ipsos-MORI, immigration has topped the economy to become the most important issue for British people. Empirical research on the labour market effects, however, finds little overall adverse impact of immigration. Jonathan Wadsworth examines the evidence.

Immigration is a big issue. Twenty years of rising immigration mean that there are now around 7.8 million individuals (and 6.5 million adults of working age) […]

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    New electoral registration rules mean students are likely to be under-represented in the 2015 election

New electoral registration rules mean students are likely to be under-represented in the 2015 election

In this post, Jack Blumenau, Simon Hix, and Tony Travers argue that recent changes to the electoral registration process are likely to have significant consequences for the representation of students in the election in May.

Last week saw the release of the latest electoral registration data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).  This release is particularly notable, as it […]

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    A referendum on Britain’s EU membership is a sure fire way to encourage the breakup of the UK

A referendum on Britain’s EU membership is a sure fire way to encourage the breakup of the UK

David Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the UK’s EU membership if his Conservative party wins a majority at the British general election in May. Jo Murkens writes on the impact an EU referendum would have on the UK’s place in Europe and on the UK as a whole. He argues that the EU referendum debate highlights […]

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    Devolution of the NHS is an opportunity to reduce inequalities

Devolution of the NHS is an opportunity to reduce inequalities

The government recently announced the devolution of health spending to the Greater Manchester region. But is the decentralisation of health services desirable? Joan Costa-Font examines this question, finding that it is possible to improve regional healthcare equity without a significant additional cost to the public purse. However, there needs to be political accountability for decentralisation mechanisms to work, which in the Manchester […]

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    Deprivation of necessities has become more widespread in Britain since 1999

Deprivation of necessities has become more widespread in Britain since 1999

The 2008 financial crisis and subsequent austerity measures have seen the most sustained decline in household incomes since the 1930s. In this post, Eldin Fahmy examines their impacts on public perceptions of minimally adequate living standards, and on the extent of deprivation. Based upon analysis of survey data for 1999 and 2012, it seems that as households have been […]

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