UK General Election: Where the parties are appealing to young people (and where they are not!)

  • Posted on 30th April 2015
UK General Election: Where the parties are appealing to young people (and where they are not!)

Research released by the UK Electoral Commission in summer 2014 said that up to 7.5 million eligible people had not yet registered. Despite a major “use your vote” drive in recent weeks as the election campaign has swung into action, there will probably still be millions of voters who have effectively disenfranchised themselves from going to the ballot box on…

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From fracking to fuel switching: Where are the energy and climate political dividing lines in this election?

  • Posted on 30th March 2015
From fracking to fuel switching: Where are the energy and climate political dividing lines in this election?

Energy and environmental policies have been a regular talking-point during the period in office of this coalition government. Most of the public will have heard of David Cameron’s ambition that his should be the “greenest government ever”, while few speeches from Ed Miliband have grabbed the spotlight in the manner his “price freeze” party conference speech did in September 2013….

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What the future may hold for Fintech after the UK general election

  • Posted on 26th March 2015
What the future may hold for Fintech after the UK general election

With the UK General Election just six weeks away, the recent Budget was an opportune time for The Chancellor, George Osborne, to set out his stall and give the UK electorate a glimpse of what a Conservative-led Government after the election would prioritise. Among the macroeconomic announcements and promises were policies solely aimed at the growing financial technology (Fintech) sector….

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European elections highlight voter discontent ahead of EU talks

  • Posted on 27th May 2014
European elections highlight voter discontent ahead of EU talks

The 2014 European Parliament (EP) elections have seen a marked rise in eurosceptic representatives from right across Europe. In Britain, France, Denmark and Greece populist, anti-establishment political parties have all received a significant share of the vote, to the detriment of established political parties in government.   With only a handful of seats yet to be declared, the centre-right European People’s…

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