Tag: politics

Budget Day 2015

Each year the Chancellor of the Exchequer makes the Budget statement to the House of Commons outlining the state of the economy and the Government’s proposals for changes to taxation.  The House of Commons debates the Budget and scrutinises the subsequent

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Today in 1789: George Washington was elected president

Today in 1789, George Washington was elected the first president of the United States. With no contending political parties when Washington came to power, there was no electoral campaign; the electoral college simply met in New York City and unanimously

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Chatham House Online Archive bought outright

We are delighted to announce that following a successful trial, we are now one of fewer than ten universities to purchase the Chatham House Online Archive outright.  This resource is now available both on and off campus. The archive contains

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Chatham House Online Archive database trial

A trial has just started for the Chatham House Online Archive.  This archive contains analysis, research, debates and speeches across the twentieth century from the Royal Institute of International Affairs.  The database is available only on campus or via the

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Student elections draw to a close

The UPSU elections now draw to a close.  We will miss them.

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an acceptance speech summarized

Thank you to E for sending us this Wordle of President Obama’s acceptance speech: http://twitpic.com/bb286f Disturbingly, what caught our eye was “never working together” (top left) .

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The Huffington Post UK Edition

The Huffington Post’s UK edition makes it much anticipated launch this week. For those who have not encountered the Huffington Post before it is an Amercian blog that offers coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, the green movement,

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Glum Councillors

Pot-holes got a mention back in March when we looked at Fix My Steet. Well here’s a site where you can see pictures of councillors posing by various holes in the road, among other things. http://glumcouncillors.tumblr.com/ [Thanks to LB for this suggestion]

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The General Election 2010

You may have noticed that there is an Election today. The polls are open so make sure you all go down and cast your ballot. If you want to know where all the parties stand on various issues then take

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Elections in the News

With the first leader’s debate nearly upon us, TOTD would like to nudge you in the direction of the ‘Elections in the News’ blog. The blog aims to cover key sites and resources for tracing elections online – not just our

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