Category Archives: Elections

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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#spicerfacts: how the White House’s relationship with the press will play out

​Jon Herbert Senior Lecturer in Politics Journalists would have anticipated the first press conference of the Trump presidency with some trepidation. Not only had his briefing at Trump Tower as president-elect been something of a shambles as Trump excoriated some … Continue reading

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Political Development Comes To…America?

Dr. Rebecca Richards Lecturer in International Relations This week, I, like much of the rest of the world, have been forced to grapple with a sense of shock as I watch the post-election events shaking America. One the one hand, … Continue reading

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The Brexit Fantasy

Moran Mandelbaum Lecturer in International Relations With the UK voting to leave the EU and uncertainty is spreading, many are now looking back in astonishment trying to understand the success of the Brexit campaign. One interesting aspect that emerged from … Continue reading

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