Posts by Chris Kirkland

Chris Kirkland, Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool

That was the Crisis that was: the 2017 election and the strange demise of the 2007-08 crisis

Chris Kirkland

Despite dominating UK politics for the last decade the crisis has been a notable absence from the 2017 general election campaign 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the onset of the economic crisis. For the past decade and the last two UK general elections in 2015 and 2010 the issue of the economy has been the central focus of political … Continue reading

7 June 2017 by Chris Kirkland
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UKIP, deprivation and the 2015 general election

The simple narrative on UKIP as a right-wing party does not capture its appeal across the political spectrum UKIP has traditionally been seen as a right-wing political party and, as such, an electoral threat to the Conservative Party.  In particular, UKIP’s anti-EU and anti-immigration stances represent policy positions which have historically appealed to the right of the Conservative party.  However, … Continue reading

15 April 2015 by Chris Kirkland
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