Menu

Search

Chris Stafford

Chris Stafford

Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham
I am currently a PhD student at the University of Nottingham within the Politics and International Relations Department. My thesis focuses on the nature of congruence between British MPs, their constituents and their Party leadership during the 2016 EU Referendum and issues of democracy and representation that arise from this.

More generally, I am interested in representation and democratic reform in Westminster parliamentary systems, primarily those of the U.K. and Canada.

UK general election: when and how could it happen?

Sep 06, 2019 07:51 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Despite repeatedly insisting he didnt want a general election, Johnson has now tried and failed to get parliament to support one. It now looks like hell try again or seek a vote by some other route. Having lost his...

No-deal Brexit: does latest parliamentary vote make it less likely?

Jul 21, 2019 11:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

MPs voted on July 18 to back an attempt to stop the UK government from shutting down parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit in late October. Four cabinet ministers abstained and 17 Conservative MPs rebelled over...

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will compete to become the UK's next prime minister – but could either win an election?

Jun 21, 2019 01:42 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The final two contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and therefore the UK, are now known. Boris Johnson will go up against Jeremy Hunt in a vote to be held among the Conservative Partys 160,000...

European elections guide: how to vote if you support Brexit

May 20, 2019 22:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The European Elections werent supposed to involve the UK. But the UK is still a member of the EU, having failed to agree a Brexit deal, so it is obliged to hold elections for the European Parliament. Excluding the...

Brexit: Theresa May survives confidence vote, but Brussels is in charge now

Jan 20, 2019 09:29 am UTC| Insights & Views

Just 24 hours after suffering a historic defeat in parliament over her Brexit deal, the prime minister has survived a vote of no confidence in her government thanks to the support of her backbench MPs. Up until this...

Boris Johnson's 'leadership speech': how to understand what he was really up to at party conference

Oct 04, 2018 15:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After months spent criticising the government and even launching personal attacks, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson appeared to confirm his leadership intentions with a wide ranging, party-leadership style speech at...

1 

Economy

South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to do

South Africas urgent need to create jobs requires that the country take advantage of opportunities in the global economy that it can convert into quick wins. The fruit industry presents such an opportunity. The countrys...

How to protect the NHS in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US

A US-UK trade deal is being negotiated, and drug prices are a key issue. Several US officials are demanding that foreign countries pay higher prices to US drug companies. The UK government is denying that drug prices will...

Market-led infrastructure may sound good but not if it short-changes the public

The privatisation of services in Australian cities has weakened public control of key infrastructure. This is likely to accelerate as governments look to market-led proposals to provide infrastructure. For nearly three...

Comeback city? Lessons from revitalising a diverse place like Dandenong

In the 1990s, central Dandenong in Melbournes southeast was in decline. But, over the past decade and a half, this trend has been halted and in some areas reversed. Our research has identified key elements in this...

Black Friday: a logistical nightmare that’s bad for the environment

Black Friday and the ensuing Cyber Monday are once again upon us. Billions will be spent trying to snag a bargain in the approach to Christmas. But as scrutiny turns to whether or not the deals on offer are genuine...

Politics

Michelle Obama did not favor the initial draft of Barack Obama's official portrait, artist reveals

It has been more than a year since the official portraits of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were unveiled. However, a piece of interesting behind-the-scenes information was revealed on Monday by Kehinde Wiley, the artist...

Rick Perry's belief that Trump was chosen by God is shared by many in a fast-growing Christian movement

In a recent interview with Fox News, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry stated that Donald Trump was chosen by God to be president. He said throughout history God had picked imperfect people such as King David or Solomon to...

Melania Trump reportedly lives a floor above where Donald Trump is sleeping in the White House

There has been so much interest around the marital status of Melania Trump and Donald Trump. Though the first couple has maintained their relationship is going well, it never stopped reports that they are sleeping in...

Radio as a form of struggle: scenes from late colonial Angola

One August night in 1967 in the village of Mungo in central Angola, the local colonial administrator walked into a bar to buy cigarettes. As he entered, he noticed furtive gestures. The barman, Timoteo Chingualulo, turned...

Do politicians break their promises once in government? What the evidence says

The conventional wisdom holds that politicians cant be trusted to keep their promises, yet decades of research across numerous advanced democracies shows the opposite. In truth, political parties reliably carry out the...

Science

Geminids 2019 meteor shower to appear in the skies next week

Among the amazing phenomena that could be seen up in the sky is in the form of meteor showers. Many celestial being enthusiasts might look forward to the upcoming meteor shower by the Geminids next week. It is...

Asteroids: Meteorite crashes could be what formed tectonics on Earth

From what is known about meteors or asteroids, is that these rocks have been responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. However, experts say that these meteorite impacts could have been responsible for jump-starting...

NASA: 427-feet asteroid to skim Earth today

Many asteroids have been able to pass by Earth over the years, some getting a little closer than others. The latest asteroid that is reported by NASA to pass by the planet is going to do so today. NASAs asteroid...

Mars 2019: Living organisms can potentially survive and thrive in the Red Planet's conditions

Scientists and space agencies have long been studying and testing theories regarding the possibility of being able to survive on Mars. One scientist, in particular, made a discovery that can potentially hold the answer to...

NASA: Asteroid bigger than five double-decker buses to pass by Earth

Another asteroid is coming in within the vicinity of the Earth. NASA says that an asteroid larger than five double-decker buses is going to pass by the planet. Many asteroids have been spotted passing by the planet this...

Technology

‘PUBG Mobile’ v0.16.0 arrives on December 11 without Erangel 2.0

The 0.16.0 update is the most awaited content for PUBG Mobile right now. Luckily, gamers will no longer have to guess when the patch is arriving, but they should also not expect the Erangel 2.0 map to launch with...

iPhone 12 paves way for Touch ID’s return

Apples next premium line of smartphones, now widely dubbed as iPhone 12, is anticipated to be the highlight of a new decade for the tech industry. Apple fans will be more excited about it as several sources claim that the...

Why Pixelbook Go is not ‘Pixelbook 2’, Google explains

Many Chromebook fans were expecting Google to release a follow-up on its high-end product, Pixelbook, this year. It has been in the market for over two years now. But the company, instead, announced Pixelbook Go that it...

iOS 14 could no longer support iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

The range of compatibility of iOS 14 is one topic that Apple fans are most curious about, aside from its new features and stability improvements. Apple has yet to address this matter, but there are speculations that the...

iPhone SE 2 Plus without home button drops in early 2021

The previous months have been filled with reports about the anticipated release of iPhone SE 2. However, Apple now appears to have more plans for its more affordable smartphone lineup as iPhone SE 2 Plus is now predicted...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.