Does Migration Cause Extreme Voting?

The 2004 accession of 8 Eastern European countries (plus Cyprus and Malta) to the European Union (EU) was overshadowed by feared mass migration of workers from the East due to the EU’s rules on free mobility of labour. While many incumbent EU countries imposed temporary restrictions on labour mobility, the United Kingdom did not impose …

Who Voted for Brexit?

The United Kingdom referendum on European Union membership on 23 June 2016 is thought to have been a watershed moment in European integration and globalisation more broadly. Even though the outcome had been expected to be tight, in the days running up to the referendum bookmakers and pollsters predicted the Remain side to win. Many …

Mobility from Mobile Phones

I have worked on big data in my work with QuBit in London. In my research I increasingly find the tools I learnt there to be extremely useful. The keywords are smart data management for big data, such as hadoop and hive for querying just the right set of data to work with. I am …