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The Re-Birth of British Party Politics?

Posted on 1 October 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

I wrote a piece for the Cardiff University Politics blog on some of the political divisions within the UK, and what impact a ‘Brexit election’ might have on them – following up on some of the themes in my 2018 book The End of British Party Politics? https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/the-end-of-british-party-politics You can read my new blog post
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Some thoughts on Welsh Independence polling

Posted on 25 September 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Results from the most recent opinion poll about Welsh independence arrived just when I was packing for my holidays. Hence my uncharacteristic silence thus far about the findings. But it has been useful to have time to examine the results before commenting. The poll was commissioned by Plaid Cymru, but conducted by YouGov according to
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Why Understanding the Electoral Battleground is so Hard

Posted on 27 August 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

It has become cliché of political commentary of late to say that politics is currently deeply uncertain and very much in flux. Actually, this is not wholly true. On the defining issue of the time, Brexit, opinions have changed little over the last three years: the main change that is evident in public attitudes is
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Some more commentary…

Posted on 6 August 2019 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

As you may have noticed, the end of last week was quite a busy time. I was delighted to join the excellent Sky News team at the Brecon and Radnor by-election count for their through-the-night coverage, and then for their All Out Politics show the following morning. Following that, I also penned a few initial
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