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Brexit, young people & the parties IV: the Conservatives

Posted on March 28, 2017 by WISERD

The Conservatives have every reason to be on cloud nine these days: they have a majority in the House of Commons (albeit a small one); they have a commanding lead in the polls more typically seen for opposition parties on the way to win the next general election; they recently won a by-election against the
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Civil Society, Dr Stuart Fox, EU Referendum, Politics, YouGov, Young People, Young People and BREXIT

Brexit, young people & the parties III: the Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrats are the party most people expect to do well out of Brexit. Virtually destroyed in the 2015 general election, Brexit has given them something to rebuild their support around, by pitching themselves as the only (UK-wide) major party determined to reverse the result of the EU Referendum and keep the UK in
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Civil Society, Community, Economy, Employment, Identity, Labour Markets, Public Engagement, Research Skills, Social Media, Society, Trade Unions, Wil Chivers

WISERD Civil Society: Social Media Research Series – How do trade unions use Twitter?

Posted on March 23, 2017 by WISERD

As part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series, Dr Wil Chivers recently reported early findings from his research into trade unions on Twitter. Back in September I introduced the Social Media Research Series of blogs here at WISERD. Following a period of data collection for WISERD Civil Society work package 3.3 at the beginning
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Disability, Dr Paul Chaney, Economic & Social Inequalities, Europe, Politics, Society, Uncategorized

Without European intervention, equality for disabled people in Britain would be a distant dream

Posted on March 15, 2017 by WISERD

The representation of disabled people in government has never been more important. In 2014, 19% of British residents said that they were disabled. The country also has an ageing population and 42% of state pension age adults – 5m people altogether – are living with disabilities. Before the EU referendum, fears abound that the laws
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