This blog was written by Professor John Bryson, City-REDI, Birmingham Business School. I find the political and media worlds in the UK increasingly depressing. I had wondered if this was a new form of illness, perhaps Brexitis. I have been reflecting on my increasing disillusionment with both British politics and the media and I have … Continue reading “The Autumn Budget 2017: For Whom and for What Purpose or just an exercise in Whistling in the Wind?”
Has Brexit reshaped British Politics?
POLSIS (Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham) hosted the first of their seminar series last week which saw the legendary Professor John Curtice – the nation’s leading expert on elections, voting and public opinion and “the man who won the 2017 elections” – assess last year’s EU Referendum result and British … Continue reading “Has Brexit reshaped British Politics?”
West Midlands’ Service exports to the EU: Brexit will not be the same for every region
On July 11, the ONS has released its estimates of regional Service exports for GB regions. The release is here – https://goo.gl/4d7Kjx Doing one of my favourite things and turning absolute figures to percentages, a number of interesting insights come up. Below, the commentary focuses only on Manufacturing; Wholesale and Motor Trades; Information and Communication; … Continue reading “West Midlands’ Service exports to the EU: Brexit will not be the same for every region”
YouGov called the election right. How?
This General Election has been full of surprises. So I’ve been digging into the YouGov MRP voting model, pretty much the only one that got the 2017 Election result correct. Given all the current humble pie and book eating by pundits who didn’t spot the result coming, this seems worth doing. I also think … Continue reading “YouGov called the election right. How?”