Category Archives: UK General Election 2017

  1. Change in popular votes but not seats in Northern Ireland?

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    May 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Northern Ireland have had their political earthquake already. The FPTP election system used in this General Election means there is …
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  2. Does a political earthquake await in Wales?

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    April 30, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    With thanks to Professor Roger Scully from Cardiff University, I have some strange readings from the political Richter scale to report …
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  3. Analysing Labour’s Brexit Conundrum

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    April 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    As an explanation for why Labour is finding it so difficult to work out their Brexit strategy goes, it takes …
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  4. Can the normal political rules survive the ‘Brexit election’?

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    April 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Within hours of Theresa May’s announcement that she intended to call an election on June 8th, the offices of ‘Open Britain’, …
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  5. Antisemitism antisceptic: The strange case of David Ward’s short GE2017 campaign

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    April 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    A fascinating little side show to yesterday’s  highly political PMQs debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May over Brexit and …
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  6. Why the Pensions Triple Lock guarantee should be removed

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    April 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    On the first draft of the 1979 Conservative manifesto, Margaret Thatcher scrawled “Hostage!” or “hostage to fortune’ on any commitment …
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  7. No ‘Tax lock’ would be sensible economics.

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    April 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Back during preparations for the 2015 General Election, there was a hole in the ‘media grid’ political parties use to …
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  8. How the British election system could come to Labour’s aid.

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    April 25, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Predictions for Labour are dire. With no real position on Brexit, and one of the most unpopular mainstream Party leaders …
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  9. The falling pound has been good for British firms. Hasn’t it?

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    April 24, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The fall of the value of the pound, which has been about 20% against the Dollar and the Euro since …
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  10. Jeremy Corbyn’s morals and principles would make him an unpopular populist

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    April 22, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I met Jeremy Corbyn once. It was at my wife’s Auntie Angela’s 90th birthday party. It was a Sunday in …
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  11. Why is Scotland different?

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    April 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Scotland is a country part in this General Election. The issues that matter there are very different from those that …
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  12. Four plus two reasons why Theresa May wants to hold the election on 8th June

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    April 19, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are many good political and constitutional reasons for Theresa May to have an election right now. She was always …
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  13. Will we actually have the election on June 8th?

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    April 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Theresa May stepped out today (April 18th) to a lectern in Downing Street to announce she would be seeking …
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