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From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

David Lidington: Britain and Europe - CANCELLED

Publication date: Nov 3, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Start: Jun 3, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Jun 3, 2013 9:00:00 PM

 03 June 2013

When
03 June 2013, 5.00pm

Where
Gustave Tuck LT
Wilkins Building, Gower Street
WC1E 6BT


David Lidington
PLEASE NOTE:
DAVID LIDINGTON UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO CANCEL HIS SPEECH

A lecture by the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe, organised in partnership with the academic association for Contemporary European Studies, UACES.

Chair: Sir Stephen Wall.


CALL FOR QUESTIONS:
If you could interview the UK's Minister of State for Europe, what would you ask him? We will put 3 questions selected from your suggestions to David Lidington, before the discussion will open up to the floor.
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David Lidington MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010. David Lidington was elected to Parliament in 1992 and is the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury.

He worked for BP and RTZ before spending three years as Special Advisor to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office. His proudest political achievement was successfully promoting a Private Members Bill which became the Chiropractors Act in 1994. He believes that this piece of legislation has made a real difference to many people’s lives.

He has a long standing passion for history, and has twice captained a champion team on University Challenge, first in 1979 and then in 2002 when the Sidney Sussex team became “champion of champions” in University Challenge Reunited.