Category Archives: United Kingdom

Jun 1 2017

The Manifesto Everyone Hates to Love

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By Alexandros Alexandropoulos Polls are now giving the General Election a renewed interest: Labour has significantly reduced the Conservative lead, making the final result uncertain. But it’s another poll that truly summarises politics in 2017. A ComRes poll found that … Continue reading

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May 17 2017

Non-member supporters and GE 2017: a vital but underestimated campaigning resource

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By Monica Poletti Party members are vital for party campaigning: they are more readily mobilised and engage more in high intensity activities than party supporters. At the same time, there are more non-member supporters than there are members. This article looks … Continue reading

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Apr 24 2017

Speech! Speech! : The Campaign Rhetoric of Theresa May

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By Alan Finlayson As the country prepares for an unexpected barrage of campaign rhetoric Professor Alan Finlayson analyses Theresa May’s opening shot and speculates on what might come next. Theresa May’s surprise speech announcing a General Election, is rhetorically rather … Continue reading

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Apr 12 2017

Could Grexit follow Brexit?

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By Panos Chatzinikolaou In the summer of 2015, the EU saw one of the most turbulent times in its 60-year history. The election of the radical-left party SYRIZA, and its leader Alexis Tsipras, put Greece on a collision course with its … Continue reading

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Apr 4 2017

Brexit as a Strategic Shift

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By Roberto Orsi Britain’s move to leave the European Union has been a topic of political discussion worldwide for more than a year, starting from an extremely polarising referendum campaign in spring 2016 to the latest developments following PM May’s … Continue reading

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Mar 31 2017

We’ve triggered Article 50. Is this such a tragedy for Europe?

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By Mary Kaldor It is now possible that new governments in France and Germany will respond to civil society pressure and do what is needed to change the EU, without being blocked by Britain. This is a very sad day … Continue reading

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Mar 3 2017

The Economics of Brexit Needn’t Be Quixotic: Towards a Green Industrial Strategy for Britain

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By Afzal S. Siddiqui and Max Hänska “Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them. … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2016

Windfall Revenues in Europe: What’s Next?

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By Juergen Braunstein, Marion Labouré and Julius Sen European countries need to start thinking of what to do with windfall tax revenues from multinationals. We argue that there is a need to create a structure addressing the risks relating to … Continue reading

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Dec 9 2016

A View on Brexit from Abroad

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By Henry Freeman Promises of an extra £350m a week, posted on the side of a bus. Doomsday economic predictions from the Remain campaign; the reply, “We’ve had enough of experts!”. Jo Cox MP shot dead in the street, the … Continue reading

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Oct 20 2016

Democracy Between Compromise and Control

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By Henry Radice The slogan ‘take back control’ was widely credited as a key factor in the UK’s vote to leave the EU on June 23rd.  That vote revealed many cleavages in how we understand our democracy. One significant one … Continue reading

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