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11 July 2017
BBC Radio 5 Live

British Grand Prix future uncertain beyond 2019

Professor Jenkins was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live giving his view on the news that the future of the British Grand Prix has been left uncertain after Silverstone's owner confirmed it has activated a break clause to cease hosting the race after 2019.

09 July 2017
Telegraph online

'Don't call us millennials': Majority of young people say term does not represent them

Professor Elisabeth Kelan featured in an article in The Telegraph discussing how young people perceive the term 'Millennial'. Professor Kelan explained 'The term "millennial" came about because young people were unhappy at being called "Generation Y" - because it was too closely related to the previous group, Generation X, those born in the mid 1960s to early 1980s'. 

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05 July 2017
BBC Breakfast News

UK interest rates

Dr John Glen was interviewed on BBC Breakfast News discussing the changes in UK interest rates. Dr Glen explained 'rates start to go up when the economy starts to recover, we would see an amount of recovery when we start to recover from all the Brexit uncertainty at the end of 2018 and you might see one or two minor increases over that period.'

05 July 2017
Financial Times

The 2017 Responsible Business Awards winners

Professor David Grayson featured in the Financial Times in an article discussing the awards and this year's winners. Professor Grayson explained 'People can smell inauthenticity, if business is claiming one thing and is operating in another way, that is a dangerous position to be in.'

03 July 2017
Financial Times

MBA generation demands start-up expertise

Dr Shai Vyakarnam featured in an article in the Financial Times discussing how the expectations of MBA students have changed. Dr Vyakarnam explained 'the current generation of MBA students want to start businesses sooner after graduation than older peers did.'

21 June 2017
BBC Breakfast

Economic impact of the Queens speech

Dr John Glen was interviewed live on BBC Breakfast TV. Dr Glen discussed the economic impact of the Queens Speech which was read out by Queen Elizabeth II during the ceremonial State Opening of Parliament.    

The speech set out the agenda for the coming year and included new legislation related to Brexit, immigration and counter-terrorism.

05 June 2017
Huffington Post

How did the Conservatives squander a 21-point poll lead in a month?

Professor Paul Baines, Professor of Political Marketing, gives his verdict on what has gone wrong for the Conservatives during the last few weeks of campaigning. 

17 May 2017
BBC World Service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP government

Professor Sunil Poshakwale was interviewed by the BBC World Service (Hindi) on his expert views on the economic accomplishments of the three years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP government.

11 May 2017
BBC Radio 2

Labour's manifesto

Emeritus Professor David Parker, who is the UK Government's Official Historian of Privatisation, was interviewed on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 discussing the leaked Labour Party manifesto, which includes commitments on nationalising the railways and parts of the energy sector.

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25 April 2017

Byron burgers and bacon sandwiches: can any politician get away with eating on camera?

Professor Paul Baines featured in the NewStatesman in an article discussing whether politicians can get away with eating on camera. Professor Baines explained 'Food connects everybody, food is essentially a connection to culture and the 'every person'. Nigel Farage's appearance in the pub has definitely had a positive impact on how he's perceived by a big chunk of the working class electorate which is an important, sizeable group. Though Cameron, too, has been pictured with pints, his undeniably weird grasp on the glass make the pictures seem inauthentic, compared to Farage whose pints are clearly at home in his hands.'