Category Archives: Politics

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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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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#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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Keele Debate and Discussion Society’s EU Referendum Debate

Tom Snape 2nd year IR and Politics student    With the European Union referendum on the horizon and many students feeling unsure about what they thought the Keele Debate and Discussion Society thought it would be an ideal topic for … Continue reading

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Iraq and Syria Didn’t Create ISIS — We Did

Professor Bülent Gökay Professor of International Relations – SPIRE With the recent capture of Salah Abdeslam, thought to be the only remaining planner of the Paris massacre, the Western media has again focused on the threat of terrorist attack in Western … Continue reading

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