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Rail Timetable Chaos: Who did the public blame for the disruption?

Published the 29 August, 2018

  It will not be news to UK commuters that the timetable change in May – touted as a way of boosting passenger capacity over peak periods as part of the Rail 2020 vision – did not go off seamlessly. So-called “Meltdown Monday” saw widespread cancellations and delays as rail operators seemingly were unable to […]

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Communicating the Gender Pay Gap Results

Published the 25 April, 2018
Communicating the Gender Pay Gap Report Results

In April 2018, the UK government required all UK based companies employing over 250 members of staff to publish data on how much they pay their male and female employees, in order to establish whether men were paid more than women on average. Over 10,000 companies submitted their data before the deadline, though some have […]

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Reviewing Theresa May’s first fortnight as Prime Minister – analysing public reaction

Published the 29 July, 2016

A recent poll by The Times indicated that there were millions of previous Labour voters who thought that Theresa May would be a better Prime Minister than Jeremy Corbyn. This would appear to be another victory for May following the praise she received for her performance in her first Prime Minister’s Questions. To understand more […]

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Labour leadership contest – Corbyn versus Smith

Published the 21 July, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been under increased pressure since the UK vote to leave the EU led to mass resignations from his shadow cabinet. Many in the party wanted to remain in the EU and Corbyn was criticised for not taking a stronger pro-Remain stance during the campaign. In the aftermath of the vote, […]

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Tory Leadership analysis: Did Leadsom need to concede?

Published the 11 July, 2016

The Tory Leadership battle took another twist today, with Andrea Leadsom withdrawing from the race and apparently leaving the way clear for Theresa May. Pressure had been building on Leadsom over the weekend, but her position in the race was still by no means untenable. If we look at the five-day sentiment* trends for Leadsom […]

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Tory Leadership race: media coverage comparison

Published the 07 July, 2016

Today the Tory party will narrow down the leadership candidates to the final two, following the elimination of Liam Fox and the withdrawal of Stephen Crabb earlier in the week. While Michael Gove was prominent throughout the EU Referendum campaign, and Theresa May has been a leading member of David Cameron’s cabinet, Andrea Leadsom has […]

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Brexit fallout: Ranking the Tory leadership contenders

Published the 28 June, 2016

The political ramifications of the UK’s decision to vote out of the EU are still being felt, but the immediate outcome was the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. With the UK entering a period of extreme uncertainty, there have been calls for a new leader to be elected quickly to help steady the economy and […]

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn – A justified coup?

Published the 28 June, 2016

The UK’s decision to leave the EU has seen huge implications for both of the main political parties. David Cameron’s resignation means the race is on for a new Conservative leader, but the Labour Party has also been thrown into chaos, with 20 of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet resigning in an alleged “coup”. Corbyn has […]

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Brexit: Which politicians are performing best ahead of the EU Referendum?

Published the 22 June, 2016

The UK public go to the polls tomorrow to vote on whether they should remain in the EU or leave. The issue has been hotly debated in recent weeks, with numerous television debates and print campaigns. In order to get an insight into how the vote may go, we used our media measurement service to analyse […]

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Brexit debate results: Boris Johnson v Nicola Sturgeon

Published the 10 June, 2016

On the 9th of June, a second EU referendum debate was televised, with Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon the most prominent figures on the opposing sides. A few days earlier, the first debate resulted in the pro-Brexit Nigel Farage seeing a 29% day-on-day fall in sentiment. While sentiment towards David Cameron also fell, it was […]

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