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Nigel Farage probably likes pasties

By John Simm There was a certain degree of shock after the recent European elections. Joey Barton's not too tactful sentiments on Question Time summed it up quite adequately. Popular opinion often shifts to the right during recessions with people blaming "others" for their current poor fortunes. They always look ...

How the Left Can Stop Farage

By Bradley Allsop     The fact that my newsfeed and television screen are increasingly taken up by Nigel Farage’s smiling, smug face enrages me for so many reasons. Perhaps the biggest reason though, is that he’s parading himself as a panacea for societal woes, when really he’s just another facet ...

Immigration is a consequence, not the problem

By Philip Benton The local and European elections seem to have revolved around one key issue. The Daily Mail reading British public have had enough of failed promises from the Government to keep net immigration under control and have made their views known by voting for anti-EU parties like UKIP. ...

How devolution could be England’s velvet revolution

By Pieter Cranenbroek This September Scotland will finally have a chance to decide whether it wants to keep or leave the Union in its referendum on independence. In recent years, more and more power has been devolved to Scotland and Wales, whereas the English question has been largely ignored. But ...

Who wants to be an European? We do

By Valentina Magri European elections are coming and fear is growing. The terror is called UKIP (UK Independence Party). The party who wants Britain exit from the EU and tougher immigration laws may gain 25-35 per cent of votes, according to the latest polls, pushing PM Cameron’s Conservatives in third ...

It’s still about the economy, stupid

By Andy Irwin On their own, opinion polls offer little more than a fleeting glimpse of a point in time, a snapshot of the immediate thinking of a sample of the electorate – they are dated before the ink is dry. Different polls have their own biases depending on the ...

Please don’t read too much into the Opinion Polls

By Gregory Taylor Election time is almost upon us once again, and with the election comes the endless opinion polls. Of course reading an opinion poll is good idea to work out what’s going on in the country and it gives the parties an idea of how well things are ...

Voting reform for local elections

By Rob Telford, Green councillor for Ashley ward, Bristol The great democratic hope for General Election 2015 For decades, the UK has essentially been a two-party system, with third parties (whether Liberal/SDP/Lib Dem, SNP/Plaid, Green, BNP or UKIP) not being able to gain enough votes to overhaul the two largest ...

A better Europe starts with yourself

By Pieter Cranenbroek – International Politics Blogger The European elections won’t be held for another two months but the four biggest political parties in Britain are already warming up to it. After Nick Clegg challenged Nigel Farage to an old-fashioned duel, Ed Miliband and David Cameron have been dragged into the ...

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