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Can you prepare for Brexit? activity icon

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Can you prepare for Brexit?

With the right knowledge you can prepare for anything. Are you up to scratch on Brexit? Take our fiendish quiz to find out.

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Lying and politics: a brief primer

Dr Philip Seargeant looks at the affectionate relationship between lying and politics.

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Exploring how migration changes the places where we live

Migration has a major impact on local communities and in a series of videos, key figures from local councils and university professors discuss issues ranging from solidarity to challenges migrants face and multiculturalism.

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Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit? activity icon

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Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit?

Explore your opinions alongside experts and other learners, to see whether a vote to leave the EU should have taken place.

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Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit article icon

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Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

A Brexit settlement is dependent on Northern Ireland and Dr Leslie Budd discusses the complexed border issue.

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Unparliamentary language: the benefits of swearing in politics

Getting it wrong can be career-limiting, but getting it right can be hugely advantageous says Dr Philip Seargeant.

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Windrush generation latest to be stripped of their rights in the name of 'migration control' article icon

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Windrush generation latest to be stripped of their rights in the name of 'migration control'

It’s urgent that those affected are returned the rights they have been denied and compensation is paid. But this is not enough, argues Dr Tendayi Bloom.

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How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union? activity icon

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How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union?

You've seen the bus. You've heard the arguments. But what does the Office For National Statistics say about the UK's actual net contribution to the EU budget?

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How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s Facebook success played out, heralding the party’s overall campaign performance. GE2017 was a numbers game: by achieving very high levels of organic reach, Labour managed to target undecided voters in marginal constituencies, energise voters who had drifted away from the party, and mobilise the young.

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General Election 2017: A collection

An extraordinary period in British political life, as seen by OpenLearn. Dig into our election coverage from the seven-week campaign nobody was expecting.

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Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos article icon

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Labour to the marrow: Exploring the party's ethos

Particular perspectives influence how individuals think about politics. But how do members and supporters of a single party create a collective perception of its ethos – what it stands for and where its future lies? Karl Pike examines these concepts in relation to the Labour Party, and explains how ethos can affect political direction.

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Is it possible to have respect for the poor and homeless?

During a campaign interview, Theresa May speculated on why people might visit foodbanks. The OU's Dr Dave Middleton asks if there's a balance between respectfully giving, and giving respect.

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