Posts for Politics

What kind of Brexit will Britain now ‘get done’ after Boris Johnson’s thumping election win?

Tom Quinn, University of Essex The Conservatives’ victory in the UK general election is at once a decisive moment of clarity and a harbinger of uncertainty. Prime minister Boris Johnson […]

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Let’s be clear about what ‘get Brexit done’ really means

Helen Parr, Keele University Boris Johnson has fought the 2019 UK election campaign on the slogan “get Brexit done”, promising to get his withdrawal agreement through parliament before Christmas and […]

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Conservative promise of a hard Brexit would be worse for the UK economy than Labour’s radical spending plans

Economically speaking, Brexit is bad news. Shutterstock Nauro F. Campos, UCL The outcome of the UK’s 2019 general election will have lasting consequences. The stark difference in choice between the […]

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How important is turnout in a UK election? The recent actions of the parties give you a good idea

Shutterstock Christopher Kirkland, York St John University Britain is once again going to the polls – and encouraging people to vote may be as important this year as asking them […]

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UK election debate: what academic experts make of Johnson and Corbyn’s claims

Laura Hood, The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, and Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, have answered questions from the public in a head-to-head debate as they […]

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Review of driving while using a mobile phone – for anything

The Government is today pledging to review the offence of driving with a handheld mobile device.  The news comes as a response to the Transport Select Committee’s ‘Report on Road Safety: […]

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UK general election is on: how it happened and what to expect now

Chris Stafford, University of Nottingham The UK is heading for an election on December 12, following a series of votes in the House of Commons. The House of Lords must […]

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Q+A: Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson’s prorogation of UK parliament was unlawful – so what happens now?

I think this is a really useful, straightforward explanation of what happened yesterday. Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool The UK parliament is running once again after the Supreme Court ruled […]

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Thomas Cook: tourism experts explain the travel company’s collapse

Anna Hillingdon, Bournemouth University and John Fletcher, Bournemouth University The shock of Thomas Cook’s collapse may create reverberations that travel much further than the 150,000 holidaymakers who are reportedly stranded […]

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Moving horses in a no-deal Brexit

The Government has issued updated guidance for owners of horses, ponies and other equines on the preparations they need to make in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guidance published […]

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