Posts for Politics

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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Climate change is too middle class – here’s how to fix that

Danny Lawson/PA Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow Researchers working in the field of climate change communications have, for many years, been confronted with the same puzzle: why, when there is […]

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Review of University admissions

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has backed a review of university admissions, which will consider whether students should apply to university after getting their A level results alongside other options, so […]

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Last Night of the Proms: flags and fanfare can’t hide the divisions in Brexit Britain

Simon Keegan-Phipps, University of Sheffield Love it or loathe it, there’s no question that Last Night of the Proms operates as an elaborate piece of British cultural theatre, on multiple […]

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Get ready for Brexit events

Despite our politicians taking five weeks off with pay (although the Scottish Appeal Court has judged this to be an illegal prorogation), their civil servants are still hard at it, […]

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Badger cull extends to ‘unimaginable scale’

Natural England has today published licences for areas that will undertake badger control operations within the ‘High Risk’ and ‘Edge’ areas of England this autumn. 64,000 badgers are likely to […]

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Is social media bad for politicians?

Four in five MPs believe that public attitudes towards politicians have been changed for the worse by social media. It may be, of course, that they are simply under greater […]

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John Bercow bows out: a speaker who defended parliament and transformed the role

Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield Pig-headed, obnoxious, pompous, too fond of the sound of his own voice … John Bercow has collected a range of epithets during his period as […]

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