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    The UK’s referendum and post-fact politics: How can campaigners be held accountable for their claims?

The UK’s referendum and post-fact politics: How can campaigners be held accountable for their claims?

Both sides of the UK’s EU referendum campaign were criticised for presenting misleading information to the public. Alan Renwick, Matthew Flinders and Will Jennings write that the referendum highlighted the inability of the British political system to enforce standards of factual accuracy in how politicians campaign. They argue that while legal or regulatory changes could alter this picture to […]

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Can we trust referendum polls in the UK?

The referendum on European Union membership is almost upon us, with polling suggesting a tight race. Here, Stephen Fisher and Alan Renwick look at how the polls have performed vis previous referendums and find reasons to expect a higher Remain total than the polls show. 

As online and telephone polls for the EU referendum continue to tell different stories about […]

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Could Scotland buck the trend and vote ‘Yes’?

The polls have been narrowing in Scotland’s independence referendum debate with the vote less than two weeks away. Alan Renwick reflects on whether the Yes campaign really could pull off an unexpected victory. He argues that while momentum is currently with the Yes side, the most likely result still remains a narrow No vote.

I wrote a piece for the […]

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The No campaign will require a positive vision if it is to capture both the hearts and minds of Scottish voters in the independence debate

The Scottish independence debate has become more intense in recent weeks, with interventions by the British Chancellor George Osborne, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, and the leaders of all three major parties in the British parliament . But what effect have these interventions had, and do they really matter with 6 months to go? Alan Renwick assesses […]

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