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 Conservative Eurosceptics Are Gaining Momentum

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 11:21 AM

An In/Out referendum on Britain's membership of the EU could take place as early as June, though some members of Cameron's Cabinet have yet to voice which way they sway. Chris Grayling and Theresa Villiers have both associated themselves with the antics of the "out" campaign, but Theresa May, Philip...

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Tax Credits and the Danger of Political Gambles

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 5:36 AM

It had been 100 years since the House of Lords voted against a fiscal policy backed by the Commons; that record has now been broken. Last night, the Lords voted in favour of workers, voting to delay the government's tax credits reforms until the chancellor comes up with an alternative...

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Greece: The Reality of Austerity

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 6:42 AM

When the new Greek finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, turned up to a make or break euro summit in July without a new bailout proposal, my hopes of flying to Greece the following week seemed unlikely. A hotel notepad scribbled with a few vague bullet points on Greece's latest offer was...

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The Budget: Politically Influenced, Economically Challenged?

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 7:26 AM

George Osborne's Budget last week was less about economics and more about politics. From the very start of his address to the House, the Chancellor made it clear his intention was to hit Labour in the heart: "This will be a Budget for working people...a big Budget for a country...

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Greece Under Austerity...Through the Eyes of the Locals

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM

As I browsed the internet in search of a last minute get away last month, it suddenly occurred to me that jetting off to a Greek island in the first week of June may not have been the wisest move after all. Knowing that I would be away on June...

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How BB King Inspired a Generation

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 4:44 AM

BB King's passing last week had the world of rock in deep mourning. King was the last of the great bluesmen, the soul survivor of the gang who, along with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Howlin' Wolf, epitomized the sound of the 1920s Mississippi Delta. With a sparkling personality, colorful...

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Swallowing Defeat: What Next for Labour and the Lib Dems?

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2015 | 6:18 AM

Less than 24 hours after the most unpredictable general election in a generation, David Cameron waltzed back into No10 leading his first majority government. No one saw this coming. As the exit polls anticipated the Tories making a dramatic charge, even increasing their hold across the country, many assumed it...

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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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