General election 2017

How social media saved socialism

Forget the idea that Twitter and Facebook are bad for democracy. Bubbles can be beneficial, and help emerging movements unite against the elites Socialism is stubborn. After decades of dormancy verging on death, it is rising again in the west. In the UK, Jeremy Corbyn just led the Labour party […]

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Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee meeting that she will run government in a less controlling way, after carrying out modest reshuffle Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance […]

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May adopts contrite tone after Tory MPs vent anger over election

Prime minister apologises to Tories who lost seats and reaffirms top cabinet posts in DUP-backed minority government A chastened Theresa May has apologised to her party colleagues, after squandering the Conservatives majority with an ill-fated snap general election, forcing her to turn to Northern Irelands Democratic Unionist party for backing. […]

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‘Strong and stable leadership!’ Could Theresa May’s rhetorical carpet-bombing backfire?

The received wisdom in politics is that brute repetition works. But by promoting vapid slogans over rational arguments, and message discipline over authenticity, are politicians being reckless with democracy? Theresa Mays strong and stable election slogan has rapidly become a strong and stable meme, with people delighting in tweeted: Any […]

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Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election, poll suggests

Observer/Opinium survey indicates Tory party has doubled its lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa Mays announcement The Tories have more than doubled their lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa May called a snap general election last Tuesday, according to a new poll that suggests the Conservatives […]

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