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The European elections in the UK

Cammaerts, Bart (2014) The European elections in the UK. Euro Crisis in the Press (24 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Even in organizing elections the UK has to be different from the rest of Europe. Well, actually, the Dutch also voted for the EU elections last Thursday, rather than on Sunday like everybody else. While catholics have always exploited the divine benefits of organizing the vote on a Sunday, protestants don’t vote on the day of the Lord… As such, voting is organized on weekdays in the UK and the Netherlands, as it also is in the U.S. As a result, we find ourselves in the highly surreal situation that the UK and Dutch state has crucial information regarding the outcome of their respective EU elections that it cannot share with those that actually voted, their citizens.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78093

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