Never Mind The Bar Charts

Mark Pack

Mark Pack and guests talk about the Liberal Democrats, British politics and a few stray digressions. Only a few. read less

Birthday cake versus demographics: which will determine the future of British politics?
Jan 30 2022
Birthday cake versus demographics: which will determine the future of British politics?
It was great to welcome back Professor Rob Ford for the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts and to discuss with him both the long-term trends shaping British politics and how they may or may not be seen off by short term factors, such as a birthday cake.   Which means we also got into how grim, or not, the future looks for the Conservative Party. Take a listen to find out what we concluded...     Feedback very welcome, and do share this podcast with others who you think may enjoy it.   Show notes   Rob Ford's previous appearance on the podcast to talk about his book, Brexitland.His co-author Maria Sobolewska also talking about the book.How Australia got compulsory voting.Ipsos-MORI leader ratings.The Daily Express front page being cited by Boris Johnson loyalists.How I was partly right but also massively wrong about Boris Johnson in 2019.Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics by Rob Ford and Maria Sobolewska: Bookshop.org (independent bookshops) / Waterstones / Amazon.*The British General Election of 2019 by Rob Ford, Tim Bale, Will Jennings and Paula Surridge: Bookshop.org (independent bookshop) /  Amazon / Waterstones.*Professor Rob Ford on Twitter.Cake photo by jgojtan from Pixabay.Theme tune by Hugo Lee.New to listening to podcasts? Here are some tips on how to listen to podcasts.   Enjoy the show? Spread the word   Follow the show on Twitter.Like the show on Facebook.Share the show's website, www.NeverMindTheBarCharts.com.   * This list includes affiliate links which generate a commission for each sale made.
The three reasons Boris Johnson won in 2019, and why he might not next time
Dec 9 2021
The three reasons Boris Johnson won in 2019, and why he might not next time
It was lovely to welcome Paula Surridge back to Never Mind The Bar Charts. She is one of Britain’s experts on how people’s values influence their political and voting choices. She’s also one of the authors of a new book about the 2019 general election so one of the topics we discussed was why Boris Johnson won, before going on to why the Liberal Democrats, er..., didn't. Feedback very welcome, and do share this podcast with others who you think may enjoy it. Show notes Previous episode with Paula Surridge: What Chesham and Amersham tells us about the future for the Liberal Democrats.Previous episode with Rob Ford: Culture wars, Brexit and electoral reform.Previous episode with Maria Sobolewska: Brexitland - The long-term factors shaping our politics, and what they mean for the future.The curious story of compulsory voting in Australia.Polling UnPackedPrevious episode with Alan Wager: Unleash the bar charts! Tactical voting and the next general election.John Curtice on the impact of Revoke.Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics by Maria Sobolewska and Rob Ford: Waterstones / Amazon / Bookshop (independent bookshops).*Paula Surridge on Twitter.Photo by Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).Theme tune by Hugo Lee.New to listening to podcasts? Here are some tips on how to listen to podcasts.   Enjoy the show? Spread the word Follow the show on Twitter.Like the show on Facebook.Share the show's website, www.NeverMindTheBarCharts.com.