Emily Stacey
Having recently graduated in History from Oxford Brookes University, I have a great interest in politics and aspire to work as a full-time political correspondent in the future.

Aside from politics, my initial interest in journalism began when I become fascinated with the game of golf. Playing during my youth, I became intrigued by the psychological aspect of the sport, especially taking influences from the work of Dr Bob Rotella. Rotella's theory inspired me to write my own articles and I continue to follow the game closely, writing about the developments in the PGA and European Tours.

Entries by Emily Stacey

Why We Should Give Syriza a Chance

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 4:30 AM

Syriza's election in Greece last month proved a crucial point about public consensus: If you tell the majority that there is no alternative to austerity, they will go out and find one. Especially after experiencing it first hand. Life under New Democracy and their coalition partners PASOK and the Democratic...

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Are We Witnessing a Replay of 1992?

(6) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 5:52 AM

Whenever a general election is in sight, party strategists waste no time in analyzing how best to threaten the competition. Often, such maestros will flock to the political archives, tracing the tracks of past elections in the search for a tactic that will lead their party to victory. With less...

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Liberty, Tiffany, Smythson...Behind the Power of Branding

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 5:34 AM

Watching Channel 4's second series of Liberty of London last month gave me the biggest wake up call I've had yet on the impact of branding. If you watched the documentary you may have been taken by the flamboyant staff members, the iconic prints or even the building which is...

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Why Ukip Believe That 'All Bets Are Off' in the Lead Up to the General Election

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 4:04 AM

There is a worrying consensus among the British electorate, the idea that it would make no difference to them whether Labour or the Conservatives enter Government after next year's general election. To a growing number of voters, it simply does not matter if it is Ed Miliband who steals the...

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Why The Stones Are Still Rolling Today

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 9:27 AM

If you lived through the sixties, chances are you were either a Beatle or a Stone. If rock 'n' roll wasn't your thing then you would have been forced to choose between Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. Either way, the music of this time represented a fundamental change in society;...

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The UKIP Effect on the Disenchanted Voter

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Fed up with the Westminster elite? Want out of Europe? Keen for a tougher stance on immigration? Then Ukip may be the party for you! Since the party's success in the European elections earlier this year and their subsequent triumph in securing their first MP in Parliament, Nigel Farage's crew...

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Don't Underestimate Boris... He Knows Exactly What He's Doing

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM

When Boris Johnson turned up at the 2013 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester last year, he was met with a rock star-esque welcome by the waiting media before he had even entered the building. This year was no different. Fans, journalists and conference goers flocked to the conference hall in...

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Progress at Last as Women Are Welcomed Into the 'Home of Golf'

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 10:36 AM

It all started with an 8-iron: a club that, after a few lessons, I once struck beatifically. After that day, nothing could save me; I'd completely fallen for the game. As a junior, I watched, read and followed everything to do with the sport, adamant that my destiny clearly lay...

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ISIL: Where Do We Go From Here?

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 4:33 AM

"We don't have a strategy yet," President Obama said last week at a monumental press conference on the worrying rise of ISIL. At a time when the world appears to be descending into chaos, with terror eclipsing the Middle East, we turn to our leaders for reassurance, competence and direction....

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Political Communication is Key to Winning the Next Election

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 4:51 AM

In 1997, Tony Blair waltzed into number ten after a landslide victory saw Labour triumph to power. Labour had found the centre ground in British politics, stealing key voters from the Conservatives, which enabled Blair to hold office for a decade. Blair's trump card was his ability to make New...

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Could the Ideas of a Former Spin Doctor Change Labour's Fate?

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 4:43 AM

Ed Miliband needs guidance - and there are plenty of people willing to give it to him. With less then a year to go before the next general election, old Labour spinners are coming out of the woodwork, identifying the Party's weaknesses and highlighting a number of ways in which...

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The Burden of Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 5:49 AM

"The truth is that Miliband looks weird, sounds weird, is weird," a senior Labour figure told The Times. Hardly the kind of image one would want as leader of the opposition. Following Ukip's success in the recent European elections, rather than raise questions over party policy, both Labour and the...

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Augusta's Master: Bubba Watson Claims his Second Green Jacket

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:34 AM

Many of us tuned in to watch the final round of the 78th Masters championship at Augusta National anticipating that we were going to witness the youngest ever player to claim the title at the tender age of 20. Jordan Spieth, spoken of as the greatest young player since Tiger...

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The Wider Context of the Controversy Surrounding Maria Miller

(4) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM

The controversy surrounding Maria Miller's expenses isn't just a battle between politics and the press. Clearly, the culture secretary's involvement with the Leveson inquiry and her steps to introduce press regulation under the Royal Charter have been contributing factors to her public meltdown. Though, when it emerged that Miller's former...

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Nigel vs Nick: How Clegg Missed an Open-Goal

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 4:57 AM

Moments before Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg took to the stage for their second debate on Europe, the Ukip leader made a controversial comment stating that it was "more than likely" that it was not Assad but the rebels who had used chemical gas in Syria. Surely this was an...

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'Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden?' Why it's Time to Change Golf's Ancient Tradition

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 7:21 AM

It's been a long time coming. For years many of the world's most renowned golf clubs have dismissed modern phenomena, securing their men-only membership safely under the historic taboo of 'Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden'. However, this September could see a breakthrough for female players as the Royal & Ancient, the...

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Cameron Should Focus on the 2015 General Election before Renegotiating Our Place in the EU

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 4:28 AM

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is due to land in Britain. Whilst here, David Cameron seeks to charm her into helping the UK bring about new treaty changes for the future of the European Union, following his promise that if the Conservatives win a majority in 2015, there will be...

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Should We Be Preparing For a Lib-Lab Coalition in 2015?

(7) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM

In 2010, there appeared to be only one option for the Lib Dems. With a hung parliament swayed in favour of the Conservatives, Nick Clegg and his party jumped over to join the Tories in a Coalition, dismissing Labour in an attempt to "work together in the national interest". Pictured...

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Has Graeme Swann Cost England the Ashes?

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2014 | 8:08 AM

Cricket is a team game. A game that cannot be won by a single individual, though sadly has the potential to be lost by one. Following England's third successive defeat in Perth and perhaps sensing the worst ahead of England's chances in Melbourne, Graeme Swann, the man who has taken...

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Why the Next Election Will be Won or Lost on the 'Cost of Living' Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:53 AM

It started at the Labour party conference where Ed Miliband triumphantly announced that his party would promise a freeze in energy prices, if they were to be in power come 2015. Since then it seems that the cost of living crisis, specifically how best to deal with it, has evolved...

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