EU Referendum: Nothing to Fear?

  As their economy nosedived into depression, President Franklin Roosevelt famously told the American public that there was nothing to fear except fear itself. Fear was the enemy of the good.  Hope was the friend of recovery.  And from that it has generally been held that the combination of change allied to plausible hope is …

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Cicero Elections EU Referendum Polling Update

Cicero Elections closely follows the polling on the EU referendum. Here are the top lines to take from the most recent polling: The number of times that Leave was in the lead increased significantly in April. Of the 23 independent polls conducted in April 2016, we have seen a rough 50/50 split in Leave and …

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Local Elections 2016 – Cicero Group Analysis

Normally it is at this point – the morning after the night before – that the blame game begins. A day of elections followed by overnight results, means that a clear picture has usually emerged across the board. However, the sheer volume of yesterday’s elections – dubbed by the media as ‘Super Thursday’ – means …

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Local Elections take back seat

The roiling debate about Europe and the unedifying race for London mayoralty have overshadowed the local elections in England. But on 5 May voters will go to the polls to elect councillors to metropolitan boroughs, unitary authorities and district councils across England. Some of them are all-out elections following boundary reviews. In 41 English and …

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