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

The Burden of Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 4:49 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 | 4:34 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 | 7:00 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 | 3:57 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 | 6:21 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 | 3:28 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?

(8) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 6:00 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 | 7:08 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 | 2:53 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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Read All About It...(While You Still Can)

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 5:02 AM

The Royal Charter has been granted. Despite the efforts of the press to persuade two high court judges to accept their request for an injunction, their attempt was shunned yesterday along with the industry's bid to pursue a judicial review into why the press's alternative-charter was declined by the Privy...

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Will President Putin's Letter to America Deter a US Strike in Syria?

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 6:39 AM

Just as President Obama was ready to take his plans for a US strike on Bashar Assad's regime in Syria to Congress, the Russian Kremlin has jumped in to call his bluff. The threat of force coming from the White House has caused widespread international concern, prompting President Putin to...

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Will the Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria Change Foreign Calculus?

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 7:53 AM

Throughout the 28-month duration of the Syrian civil war, the images coming from Damascus have been haunting. Though nothing has appeared quite as shocking as the video footage seen this week where thousands of civilians were killed in a horrific and malicious alleged chemical attack on the surrounding regions of...

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The Curse of the Touch-Screen Tablet

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2013 | 4:11 AM

"I don't want one," I distinctively remember saying three months after the iPhone 3 came out. Back then, I was perfectly satisfied with my ageing Samsung, completely believing that I had no need to access my emails, the internet and goodness knows what else through a technological device which didn't...

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'Brain-Dead' McIlroy Ready to Turn to the Psychologists

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 5:16 PM

"The essence of golf is reacting well to the game's inevitable mistakes and misfortunes." These are the words of renowned sports psychologist Dr Bob Rotella, a man who Rory McIlroy may soon be in touch with after a shattering first round at the Open Championship at Muirfield this week. McIlroy...

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Living Through a Crisis: Greece Under Austerity

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 1:08 PM

"The situation isn't good," Eleni confirms when we arrive on the island. "They have stopped a number of ships coming into the harbour from Italy, so we have to rely on flights alone to keep our business afloat". Eleni, who owns a cluster of apartments in a quiet, sleepy village...

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England's Rose Claims Historic Win at the US Open

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 2:56 AM

On a course renowned for its tough conditions, Englishman Justin Rose last night triumphed to major glory at the US Open, two shots ahead of his main competition, Phil Mickelson, at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania. Rose's first major win will go down in history given that no Englishman...

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At Home or Abroad, the Aura of Europe Travels with Cameron

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 4:45 AM

An in/out referendum on Europe in 2017 has always been on the Conservative agenda, though it is only now that senior figures are stating how they would vote. Despite the economic attractions of remaining part of the EU, a number of leading Tories are coming forward to openly say that...

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Send in the Clowns - Why Nigel Farage Is Having the Last Laugh

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2013 | 4:51 AM

Labelled by the Conservatives as "clowns, loonies and fruitcakes", this week's local elections proved that Ukip are no longer considered a joke in the eyes of the electorate, and the party may well have the potential to radically change the nature of British politics. The party's popularity was initially dismissed...

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Adam Scott Claims the Green Jacket at Augusta National

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 3:39 AM

After a Masters that was tied up in controversy on Saturday morning after Tiger Woods narrowly escaped disqualification from the tournament, yesterday Angel Cabrera and Adam Scott proved that golf is still a game of integrity. Scott triumphed as Masters champion, his first major win, by clinching the green jacket...

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In Defence of Journalism

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 5:24 AM

David Cameron's Royal Charter on press regulation was always going to be met with caution. Many journalists see regulation, whether self or statuary, as 'crossing the Rubicon' and an invasion into the freedoms of the British press. Having previously rejected some aspects of Lord Justice Leveson's proposals following his inquiry...

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