Tag: EU

Covid Has Convinced Me That We Need A Written Constitution

Earlier in the year, I spoke to Tom Brake from Unlock Democracy about the idea of implementing a written constitution in the UK. At the time I was intrigued by the idea, but did not see why we needed to be so urgent about the issue. It seemed to me at the time…

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Our Divided Society – Chapter 4

Deep-seated inequalities continue to cast long jagged shadows over the map of England. – Alex Niven We’ve learnt how technology has helped advertisers and political campaigners alike to understand us and how social media is exacerbating societal divisions. We’ve also looked at how the press has helped exacerbate anti-immigrant and anti-EU sentiment and…

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Brexit: The Establishment Civil War – Chapter 1 Preview

Data, Data Everywhere With big data comes big responsibilities. – Kate Crawford 27 January 2015, Twitter HQ: Twitter executives are preparing to unveil a set of tools for advertisers. This array of new tools will allow users to be targeted based on specific criteria, such as their postcode or geographical location. The new…

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Chatter Episode 49 – Femi on Brexiteers, Post Policy Politics, and the Toxicity of the Brexit Debate

Femi was our guest on this episode of Chatter. The Law graduate turned Twitter star and Our Future Our Choice campaigner has had more opportunity than most journalists to talk to Brexiteers in parliament, in the media, and on the streets around the country. I was keen to get an insight into his…

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The DUP Are Weaponising The Irish Border

When Theresa May first came calling for support in the wake of her General Election collapse, I’m not quite sure she knew what she was letting herself in for. She happily over-looked their stances of the LGBT+ community, abortion rights, and the age of the earth (yes some of them are young earth…

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Boris Used To Be In Favour Of Second Referendum 

The campaign for a “Peoples Vote” has picked up a little steam over the past few months. Caroline Lucas has been plugging the idea everywhere she can get her face on TV and attendance at the People’s Vote march was estimated at 100,000 people. In the last week, Jeremy Corbyn’s Deputy Tom Watson…

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