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Christopher Kirkland

Christopher Kirkland

Lecturer in Politics, York St John University
I am currently employed as a Lecturer in Politics at York St John University. I have previously held positions at the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool, University of Leicester and the University of Winchester.

My current research interests are situated within British politics. I have published a monograph The Political Economy of Britain in Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan) which explored the crisis of the 1970s and the economic crisis of 2007. I have further published work exploring the origins of the 2007 crisis and on the 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections and the 2014 by-elections.

How important is turnout in a UK election? The recent actions of the parties give you a good idea

Dec 10, 2019 05:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Britain is once again going to the polls and encouraging people to vote may be as important this year as asking them to vote for a particular party. Traditionally, low turnout has a disproportionate affect on Labour...

The UK's 2019 election cannot be a re-run of the 2017 campaign

Nov 04, 2019 11:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The UK is due to go to the polls on December 12 in an attempt to overcome parlaiments impasse over Brexit. Given the latest missed deadline of October 31, it seems inevitable that Brexit will dominate this campaign. Boris...

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Economy

UK gilts shrug off solid retail sales data; 10-year yield falls to 1-week low as coronavirus fear haunts

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German bunds hold gains as investors monitor coronavirus situation

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Australian jobless rate lifts to 5.3 pct in January, employment change modest

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Australian bonds surge as January employment data raises prospects of RBA rate cut

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Politics

Donald Trump dementia rumors: Melania’s husband hilariously forgets which city he was in

Donald Trump recently sparked rumors that he could be suffering from dementia. And even though he hasnt been clinically diagnosed, netizens are convinced that theres really something wrong with the POTUS. Earlier this...

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Melania Trump may follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps outside the Taj Mahal

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Donald Trump shocking birther comments: POTUS reminds everyone that Barack’s middle name is Hussein

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Science

Mars: Scientist claims that 100,000 people will live on the Red Planet by the end of the century

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Asteroid: NASA scientists spot killer asteroid Apophis; Space rock to approach Earth by 2029

Although asteroids, in general, are objects to look out for in the skies in case of a collision, it is the larger ones that are a cause of concern. A new report suggests that a group of NASA scientists has discovered one...

NASA: Elon Musk's SpaceX program will land on Mars first, says Dr. Robert Zubrin

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NASA: Agency announces its protocol in case of asteroid collision

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Technology

Sony Xperia 5 Plus launch to push through despite MWC cancellation

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Huawei P40 Pro rumors: 5G support, 52MP main camera, March launch date possible

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PS5 launch date uncertain as Sony pulls out from PAX East and GDC 2020

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Tesla Model Y’s 315 miles range is made official by EPA

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‘PUBG Mobile’ Royale Pass Season 12 skins, emotes, and rewards are leaked ahead of next patch’s release

PUBG Mobile players who love looking good while defeating enemies will be delighted that they can now have an idea with the Royale Pass Season 12 items will look like. Aside from that cosmetics, players will have more...
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