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    The debates between candidates for Commission President have a long way to go if they are to generate real engagement with EU citizens

The debates between candidates for Commission President have a long way to go if they are to generate real engagement with EU citizens

One of the key innovations in the 2014 European Parliament election campaign has been the inclusion of televised debates between candidates for the next President of the European Commission. Nick Anstead assesses the debates which have taken place so far. He writes that while televised debates are a good option for improving citizen engagement with the campaign, the discussions […]

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    Clegg ‘lost’ to Farage because he was viewed as representative of the political class, not because the public disagree with him on the EU

Clegg ‘lost’ to Farage because he was viewed as representative of the political class, not because the public disagree with him on the EU

Ahead of the European elections, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, and the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, held two much publicised debates on the UK’s EU membership. Although the general consensus from polling was that Farage came out on top, Nick Anstead finds that there were in fact different discussions going on, with the two party […]

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April 15th, 2014|Nick Anstead|2 Comments|