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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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‘My government might’ – the Queen’s Speech is more of a wish list these days

Philip Catney, Senior Lecturer in Politics Despite winning a resounding victory in the 2015 general election, and facing an opposition widely thought to be in meltdown, Britain’s Conservative government is hardly having an easy time. It isn’t necessarily to blame. … Continue reading

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The EU Referendum: 1975 and Now

Dr Helen Parr Senior Lecturer in International Relations – SPIRE How does the 2016 referendum on staying in the EU compare to Britain’s 1975 referendum on remaining in the EEC? The simple fact is, it doesn’t. The circumstances of the … Continue reading

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