Speak Up Britain.
We are taking a stand against soundbites and spin.
The UK General Election is coming. But what do voters think, and talk about, when the reporters switch off their cameras and go home? These are insights from a community of 400 voters from across the UK. Real people giving us real-time reactions as we get closer to 8 June.
Political mud-slinging has little effect on the electorate…read more
Our voters – undecideds, ambivalents, emerging voices and steadfasts – What are they feeling before, during and after they visit the polling station today?read more
The turning point for me was probably Margaret Thatcher. Before her, I used to vote for labour because me and all the family are working class. But she encouraged home ownership, which I went for, and she encouraged nationalisation and shares, which I also went for,...read more
A young voter’s thoughts one day from the electionread more
By Julie Wittes Schlack In their 2016 book, Democracy for Realists, political scientists Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels assemble compelling evidence to support their central premise that “even the most informed voters typically make choices not on the basis of...read more
What do the reasons for voting Brexit tell us about how people will vote now?read more
Voted by post, now regrets her decisionread more
Presidential-style TV election debates were brought to our shores in the Cameron years. But in the digital era of ‘always on’ and ‘always now’, isn’t it a bit out-dated to be parking ourselves around the TV?read more
Why British politics is the worst action movie ever…read more