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Paul Whiteley

Paul Whiteley

Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex

My research interests involve examining the nature & significance of political participation, particularly electoral participation, & also in understanding the causes & effects of public opinion on politics.

Is Britain heading for Canada plus plus Brexit?

Dec 16, 2018 10:27 am UTC| Insights & Views

Theresa Mays successful defence of her leadership has left her weakened, particularly since she had to give an assurance that she would not stay on as leader after the negotiations with the EU are complete to convince some...

Underpaid, overworked and drowning in debt: you wonder why young people are voting again?

Oct 08, 2017 02:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The 2017 general election was highly unusual as far as the youth vote was concerned. The Labour party won 65% the lions share of the youth vote. The nearest comparisons are with 1964 and 1997. In both those years, Labour...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Is this really the Brexit election?

Apr 30, 2017 14:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The rapidly approaching 2017 general election has already been dubbed the Brexit election. Many assume that Brexit will be the decisive issue in the campaign. A recent poll by IPSOS-MORI suggests that just over half of...

Down but not out: diagnosing UKIP's biggest problems

Mar 18, 2017 06:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

UKIP seems to have lurched from crisis to crisis since achieving its founding ambition to take the UK out of the European Union. However, UKIP still has noteworthy support. It might be down, but it certainly isnt...

US Election Series

Four possible explanations why most of the polls got the US election wrong

Nov 10, 2016 22:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In the US presidential election, the final poll of polls compiled by Real Clear Politics predicted that Hillary Clinton would win 46.8% of the popular vote and Donald Trump 43.6%. In the end, Clinton won 47.7% and her...

Briferendum Series

Why did older voters choose Brexit? It's a matter of identity

Jun 26, 2016 19:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Just a few days before the EU referendum on June 19 and 20 we carried out an internet survey of the electorate in Britain and asked more than 2,100 people how they were planning to vote. Some 49% of respondents...

Briferendum Series

Poll of polls: how worried should Remain be as voters come off fence?

Jun 15, 2016 07:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

The campaign to keep Britain in the EU has suffered a significant blow at a crucial point in the EU referendum battle with an ICM poll putting Leave further ahead than ever before. The poll, published by The Guardian,...

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Economy

U.S. Treasury yields slump on safe-haven demand following concerns over global economic growth

The U.S. Treasury yields slumped during late European session Tuesday after returning from a long weekend, following concerns over global economic growth after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded estimates for...

UK gilts suffer as November wage growth surges to decade-high; jobless rate surprisingly falls

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during Tuesdays afternoon session following a decade-high surge in the countrys wage growth for the month of November, while jobless rate decline unexpectedly, from that in...

Australia’s ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence deteriorates on subdued financial conditions  

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence was down 0.9 percent last week, giving back much of the prior weeks gain. The overall index is still above its starting point for 2019, though it is almost 5 percent lower than...

FxWirePro: Record corporate defaults hit China as economy cools

As the economy cools since last year, China has been hit by record corporate defaults. One of the top three rating agencies, Fitch has been warning on Chinas corporate defaults since last year. As 25 Chinese corporate...

JGBs gain ahead of December trade balance data, BoJ’s monetary policy decision

The Japanese government bonds gained on the second trading day of the week Tuesday ahead of the countrys trade balance data for the month of December, scheduled to be released today by 23:50GMT and the Bank of Japans (BoJ)...

Politics

Donald Trump 2019: POTUS Warns Speaker Nancy Pelosi to 'Be Careful,' Hits 'Disgusting' SF Streets in Another Tweetstorm

The longest government shutdown in the history of the United States continues and so is U.S. President Donald Trumps online rants about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic lawmakers. The POTUS recently warned Pelosi...

Donald Trump 2019: White House Dismisses Health Concerns Over Blood & Band-Aid on President's Hand

An adhesive bandage covering a dot of blood on U.S. President Donald Trumps right hand earlier this week stirred speculations about his health. But the White House immediately issued a statement telling the public there is...

Melania Trump 2019: FLOTUS Flew to Palm Beach After Donald Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan Visit

Melania Trump has been notably absent in the last few weeks amidst the government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. But there is precedence to the FLOTUS actions as she behaved similarly last year, although the...

Vladimir Putin Reportedly Backed the Russian’s NRA Infiltration In a Bid to Create Conflicts in the US

Vladimir Putin and his government have repeatedly denied their involvement in the infiltration of the National Rifle Association (NRA) but a U.S. intelligence report showed otherwise. It was said that the Kremlins are...

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Science

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark side. The ability to land on the far side of the...

China goes where no one has gone before – the moon's far side

In a spectacular few days for solar system exploration during which NASA whizzed the New Horizons spacecraft past the Kuiper Belt object 2009 MU69 (somewhat controversially nicknamed Ultima Thule) and eased OSIRIS-REx...

Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle

Plastic is everywhere. It is used across a spectrum of applications from durable industrial equipment, household appliances to throw-away single-use items and even the clothes we wear. This wide scope of uses is ascribed...

Microbial aromas might save crops from drought

In her book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson writes: The sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories…. You might wonder how this relates to microorganisms. In fact, they produce most...

A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain

Unlike the effervescent bubbles that stream to the top of champagne flutes on New Years Eve, what I call brain bubbles are far from celebratory. These bubbles are metaphorical rather than physical, and they distort the...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Latest News: Game Pre-Loading Finally Available on PS4 1 Week Before Official Launch

Gamers with PlayStation 4 consoles may now begin pre-loading Kingdom Hearts 3. This also means that, after waiting for many years, fans are so close to finally seeing the trilogy finale. The official release date for...

iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak 2019: Apple’s PAC System Successfully Exploited, Researchers Claims

An iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak has reportedly been developed by two researchers who posted their success via Twitter. According to Min Zheng and Xialong Bhai, they managed to exploit Apples security measures through Port-Oriented...

‘GTA 6’ Possible Release Date, Latest News & Update: Studio’s Recent Job Listings Provide Weight to Massive Map Rumors

GTA 6 is not expected to come out anytime soon since Rockstar Games is still developing the title. Right now, the studio is looking to add more experts to their team with an emphasis on facial development tech. Although...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Latest News & Update: Jump to Action-RPG Reportedly Caused ‘Increased’ the Amount of Work

A recently translated interview with one of the Final Fantasy VII: Remake developers revealed some interesting details on the development of the upcoming game. The transition to being an action role-playing game has...

'The Last of Us Part II' Latest News & Update: Series Creator Throws Shade at ‘RDR2’

One of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives that fans are dying to play, The Last of Us Part II owes its hype to the excellent quality of the first game. One of the folks behind that title is Bruce Straley...
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