Permanent campaigning and Brexit
The USP of social media as a permanent tool is finally being realised by both Labour and the Tories. Given our hyper-political situation due to Brexit, I expect this Christmas period to be one of a battleground online. The @Conservatives just launched 71 new Brexit ads focusing on @jeremycorbyn and the possibility of a second…
Personality Crisis? Did the “personalisation of politics” lead to UKIP’s rise?
In the May 2014 European elections, Nigel Farage and the UK Independence Party (UKIP from hereon) polled in first place, with 26.6 per cent of the national vote. Despite UKIP’s now ostensible popularity, they are academically under analysed as a political movement. This literature review will examine where I believe there is a major gap…