Boris Johnson and the Records to Avoid

19 Nov

All British prime ministers, however, humble they appear on the surface, keep at least half an eye on their likely place in the history books. No 10 Downing Street’s current occupant has never even attempted to be humble, so is obviously no exception. Having lusted after the job for so many years, Alexander Boris DePfeffel Johnson wants to make his mark as an exceptionally memorable head of the British government. Indeed, the job of prime minister is essentially not unlike … Read more

We need to talk about A/B testing: Brexit, attack ads and the election campaign

13 Nov

With the general election a month away, how are the parties targeting voters on Facebook with messages about Brexit? Tristan Hotham (University of Bath) explains how A/B testing is being used to identify the most effective campaign themes. Political parties using Facebook ads have a powerful capacity to hone their messages. Unlike in the past – where expensive and hard-to-organise […]

From Enoch Powell to Nigel Farage. Brexit and the Atlantic Wedge…

11 Nov

Hobsbawm’s account of history at the Cold War’s end makes for stark reading now in 2019 – our world being the one that this old one birthed. American hegemony is not secured, economics is no less clear and international relations have melted from their bi-polar “Communist/Capitalist” freeze. The European Community, originally created in the 1950s because of the mutual fear of communist overrun in the minds of US technocrats and Western European elites, made its effective declaration of independence from … Read more

Put country before party and back the Leave-backing candidate best-placed to win where you live

10 Nov

Another Brexit deadline passed us by at the end of last month, such was the inevitable result of a Remain-dominated Parliament. However, there is nothing inevitable about the future of our Parliament or the future of our country. Now opportunity is once again in the hands of the people of Britain as we prepare for […]

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How Tory voters switching to the Brexit Party could deliver another hung parliament

9 Nov

Over the last few days I’ve been giving a few talks explaining why we should treat the polls with caution. If you look only at the latest polls then the outcome of the election appears fairly certain. Ever since a majority of MPs voted to hold the election the incumbent Conservative Party has averaged 38%, […]

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How Not to Buy a Car

9 Sep

Allow me first to trace the steps we have taken toward self-destruction. We have a Conservative Party that, quite alone, quite brutally, coldly, deliberately created the crisis we are brought to; for it is the Conservative Party that has been in power …