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Most British MPs used to avoid tweeting about the EU, leaving Eurosceptics to fill the gap

Umit, Resul (2017) Most British MPs used to avoid tweeting about the EU, leaving Eurosceptics to fill the gap. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Oct 2017). Website.

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Abstract

There was a time when the topic of the EU had little salience in British politics. Resul Umit presents an analysis of tweets by MPs in Ireland, Westminster and the devolved governments in 2014-15, highlighting that few tweeted much about EU affairs, especially if they were in unsafe seats. He argues that this allowed Eurosceptic politicians to fill the gap and effectively 'own' the subject prior to the referendum.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85353

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