Category: Frances Cowell

The media can’t be trusted and politics is irrelevant – Its what people say, but not always what they do

Two recent lectures at Sciences Po give Europa United contributor Frances Cowell insights into the three-way relationship between politics, the media and the voting public. The narrative is seductive: the media cannot be trusted because they are mouthpieces for megalomaniac media barons, sneaky politicians or both. The system […]

Ken Clark’s daft opinion poll comment is about more than just Brexit

Its about democracy itself. Europa United contributor, Frances Cowell asks if there is precedent on voting trends changing in a short period of  time and if the “will of the people” should be the final say in the Brexit crisis. In a recent interview on the BBC’s Newsnight programme, former chancellor Ken Clark referred to the 2016 […]