How do momentous events and policy disasters affect political fortunes? In DG #11 we charted the fluctuating approval ratings of one of the most controversial British prime ministers in living memory. Since the Iron Lady’s 11-and-a-half years in Number 10 also makes hers the longest unbroken premiership since 1827, Margaret Thatcher is a case study in the ups and downs of political popularity during turbulent times.
Previously on ‘Politics’
Our analysis of whether being elected by the people pays off for prime ministers when it comes to the length of their tenure.
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On 26th May, Donald Trump reached the number of delegates required to become the Republican presidential candidate for the US. We tracked his path to nomination.
This infographic was published in Delayed Gratification #23. To see it in all its printed glory, pick up a copy in our online shop. Or, if you take out an annual subscription with promotion code ‘SOCIAL20’, we’ll send you the issue for free.
As Donald Trump’s wife Melania is accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama in her speech at the Republican National Convention, we look at some of history’s most famous speeches and determine where high-profile orators fall on the reading age and egotism spectrums.
The horizontal axis shows what reading age the audience needs to be to understand the speech, while the vertical axis shows the prevalence of mentions of “me”, “myself” and “I”. In case you were wondering, Melania’s speech was suitable for an audience with the reading level of twelve-year-olds.
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Saudi Arabians have never paid sales tax – but that might be about to change. Here are 14 steps showing why the oil-rich state has embraced the concept of VAT.
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As Donald Trump retakes the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his plan to build a separation barrier along the 3,144-km stretch between the US and Mexico is again in the spotlight. Separation barriers, it turns out, are in vogue these days: more than 45 now exist and more than half of them have been built since 9/11. These ten countries are the current kings of wall-building.
As Nursultan Nazarbayev secured another five years in Kazakhstan’s highest office, we found out how his 25-year tenure compares to other long-lasting world leaders.
In Delayed Gratification #19, we dissect the UK’s general election in a series of infographics and data visualisations. As part of our coverage, we worked through the more than 150,000 words contained in the manifestos of the five biggest parties (and on the infamous Ed Stone) to find out which themes preoccupied them most: here are the results.
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On 10th December 2014, 100,000 people in Ireland marched in protest of newly introduced water charges. But what preceded the demonstrations and how did they lead to a week of candlelit vigils in Buncrana for hunger-striking protesters? Here’s the story of how the Irish water crisis came to a boil, in numbers.
Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, its military became increasingly assertive abroad. We mapped the 14 ‘high-risk’ and ‘serious’ incidents in which Russia came too close for comfort to Western targets in the eight months following the annexation, as compiled by the European Leadership Network.
Back in December 2014, Denmark submitted its claim to the North Pole at the United Nations. Here’s how their claim compares to those of the other countries who planted their flag in the Arctic.
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