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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

US to label goods from Hong Kong as 'Made in China'

Good entering the US from Hong Kong after Sept. 25 will be labeled as Made in China, according to a notice in the US Federal Register. There are limited direct exports from Hong Kong, with most of the citys shipments to...

UK suffers 20.4% economic slump in Q2

The UK economy suffered its worst slump on record in the second quarter with a 20.4 percent plunge, the biggest of any major global economy. The slump, preceded by a 2.2 percent contraction in the first quarter, sent...

Greece's Preveza City leans on alternative tourism during pandemic

The pandemic opens up an opportunity for Preveza City, Greece, to promote alternative tourism, such as fishing and local life and culture related to the natural resources, says Constantin Koutsikopoulos, head of the...

S. Korea's gold market turnover hits record average of 13.1-B won in July

South Koreas daily gold market turnover averaged a record high of 13.1 billion won in July, far exceeding the previous 9.7 billion won record set in August 2019. The turnover is more than twice the 5.2 billion won...

S. Korea losses 277,000 jobs in July to push unemployment rate up 4%

South Korea lost about 277,000 jobs in July to push the number of unemployed people to 1.13 million, up by 41,000 lost jobs from last year. The figure represents a jobless rate of 4 percent, up by 0.1 percent from last...

Politics

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama to be a keynote speaker at DNC convention with Bernie Sanders and Jill Biden

Over the past several months following his endorsement of his former colleague, former president Barack Obama has actively been campaigning for Joe Biden for the upcoming November elections. As the upcoming Democratic...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS' jewelry business reportedly promoted on the White House website in 2017

Prior to becoming the first family of the United States, Donald Trump was a known real estate mogul with his family members serving as executives in the familys corporation. Even first lady Melania Trump was once known for...

Joe Biden: Donald Trump says former VP 'roped himself' into picking a woman for vice president

For months, many have been anticipating whom former vice president Joe Biden would choose as his running mate. Donald Trump weighed in once again on the presumptive Democratic nominees vice-presidential selection, saying...

Joe Biden says he will not intervene if ever Donald Trump is prosecuted by Justice Department

Despite being in office, there are already investigations launched into Donald Trump, who has also been known for interfering in cases involving his associates such as Michael Flynn and Roger Stone. Former vice president...

Science

NASA: Lucy mission passes important milestone in preparation for Trojan asteroid mission

NASA is currently preparing for several missions such as the Artemis mission, the future Mars missions, and the Lucy mission. The agency has now made progress on the Lucy mission as it was revealed that it has now passed...

Mars mission: Colonizing the Red Planet is best done under the surface, says scientists

The future Mars mission will see astronauts setting foot on the Red Planet for the first time, with space agencies hoping to colonize Earths neighboring planet successfully. According to scientists, the best chance of...

NASA: Juno spacecraft spots storms occurring in Jupiter

Over time, space enthusiasts and scientists learn more and more about what is happening on other planets in our solar system. NASAs Juno spacecraft recently spotted storms occurring in the gas giant Jupiter. Data from...

NASA reveals how ingredients for life is distributed through space

The entire universe is made up of bits and pieces of stars and planets, with the possibility of there being life in each one. Scientists at NASA looked into how there could be life on other celestial objects, in the form...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Lifepath details revealed in Night City Wire episode 2

Lifepaths have been one of the anticipated features of CD Projekt Reds upcoming RPG. Luckily, the second episode of Night City Wire released on Monday revealed more information on how choosing among the Nomad, Street Kid,...

Trump’s WeChat ban could lead to a 30% iPhone sales decline, analyst suggests

Citing national security concerns, President Donald Trump has signed executive orders that will prohibit US companies from having any transactions with WeChat owner Tencent. Since it is one of the widely used apps in...

‘GTA Online’ summer update delivers the new Open Wheel Race Creator for fan-made circuits

As Rockstar Games promised, a slew of new gameplay content and improvements will be released in GTA Online to celebrate the summer season in Los Santos. The update going live this week will include a new feature allowing...

iPhone 12 could still sport a smaller display notch, here’s how

Since the first rumors that Apple is changing the design of the iPhone 12 emerged online, one of the common requests has been a smaller display notch. A recent leak seemingly suggests it is not happening, but other fans...
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