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Is Donald Trump going to be impeached?

Dr Rebecca Richards Lecturer in International Relations – SPIRE With bombshell news coming out of Washington DC in what seems like 5 minute increments this past week, it is understandable that the ‘i’ word – impeachment – has been brought … Continue reading

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Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Dr Matthew Wyman Senior Teaching Fellow in Politics, SPIRE Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome … Continue reading

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The Brexit divorce bill explained

Dr Christopher Huggins – SPIRE The amount of money the UK pays into the European Union became a crucial point of debate during the EU referendum campaign, ahead of the country’s vote to leave. The defining image of the time … Continue reading

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The politics of Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for Britain – UK in a changing Europe

Dr Helen Parr Senior Lecturer in International Relations, SPIRE Source: The politics of Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for Britain – UK in a changing Europe

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Yesterday’s by-elections weren’t all about Brexit

Dr Christopher Huggins Teaching Fellow in European Politics Conventional wisdom is that opposition parties perform well and gain ground in by-elections while governing parties don’t. In Stoke Central (which featured two SPIRE alumni as candidates – Jack Brereton (Conservative) and … Continue reading

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Article 50 vote shows Brexit is about politics, not Britain’s future

Helen Parr Senior Lecturer in International Relations The vote in the House of Commons on whether the British government can trigger Article 50 has been revealing. It showed just how much the current Brexit debate is cast not by the … Continue reading

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Brexit, Article 50 and the Supreme Court ruling: how the government made its own life more difficult

Dr Christopher Huggins Teaching Fellow in European Politics   Yesterday the Supreme Court delivered its judgement on the government’s appeal in the Article 50 case in what was billed as one of the most significant constitutional law cases in generations. … Continue reading

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