By Ben Pearson. On January 22nd, WebRoots Democracy hosted a public seminar to explore claims about Russian interference in the EU referendum. To assess the evidence and shed some light … Continue reading Did Russia hack the referendum?
In a written submission to WebRoots Democracy, the Russian Embassy have denied accusations of trying to meddle with the UK’s referendum on EU membership, describing the claims as ‘outright insulting’. … Continue reading Russian Embassy: Brexit is of ‘no great importance’ and accusations of meddling are ‘outright insulting’
Data published by the Electoral Commission on the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 UK General Election show that thousands of postal votes were rejected, not received, or lost. In … Continue reading 167,000 postal votes rejected at EU referendum and 24,000 ‘lost’ in GE2017
Following the resignation of David Cameron in the aftermath of the EU referendum, the Conservative Party are to elect a new leader and Prime Minister for the United Kingdom. Similar … Continue reading Conservatives to elect next UK Prime Minister in online voting election
To the incoming Prime Minister, The UK has just finished taking part in its biggest democratic exercise for a generation. Overall voter turnout may have reached 72% but not amongst … Continue reading Open letter: Youth organisations unite behind call for online voting
By Nathalie Hulbert. Young people are being wrongfully underrepresented, and for no good reason. With the EU referendum fast approaching, it would appear that the younger and older generation are becoming increasingly … Continue reading It’s not what we decide on Thursday that’s worrying me. It’s how.
By Joe Carton. It’s Thursday, 23rd June 2016. 7:00am. Two weeks into the European Championships and four days before the start of Wimbledon. The alarm on your phone rattles the … Continue reading What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy
More than half (56%) of the British public who are online support the inclusion of an online voting option in the upcoming EU referendum, a new YouGov poll commissioned by … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy/YouGov poll shows majority want online voting implemented in the EU referendum
By Alex Hitchcock. The European Union is an enigma, comprising a bewildering mix of legal, economic and political institutions and legislative bodies. Its complexity leads to a misunderstanding of its … Continue reading The EU referendum: Engaging in Europe