UK Deprivation by Constituency and Voting Patterns in England and NI

Introduction Deprivation and inequality have been regular themes on Progressive Pulse but a very interesting visualisation of deprivation by constituency has been published online by Prof. Alasdair Rae of the University of Sheffield (@undertheraedar on Twitter), displayed in Fig. 1. There is more on the underlying methodology and data here. This is a high-resolution image,… Read more

NI GE19 (7) Predictions

Prediction is the surest way of making an idiot of oneself, but it is fun nevertheless. The predictions will be made impartially but from a Remain viewpoint. Thus, the best-case scenario is for a Remain candidate to win and the worst-case, a Leave candidate. Alliance and SDLP candidates count as a point each, SF 0.5… Read more

BoM December 2019

Our December book of the month is Burned by Sam McBride. The book is a forensic investigation into the scandal of the Renewable Heating Initiative (RHI). It becomes a devastating exposé of the political dynamics and moral culture of the regime at Stormont. His verdict? “Rank dysfunctionality”, and “feckless profligacy – or worse”. Foster as… Read more