General Election 2019: Qriously Prediction, Plus Survey and Social Data Analysis
By Abraham MullerDec 11
The EU Referendum, arguably the UK’s biggest political event of the year, is approaching and the knives are out.
As Prime Minister David Cameron presents the terms of Britain’s new deal with the EU, Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s announcement that he will back the campaign to leave could be a huge blow to those in favor of staying.
It’s certainly made a wave on social.
It’s fair to say that the London Mayor stole the Prime Minister’s thunder as he returned to the UK.
On Sunday alone Boris Johnson gained nearly 22k mentions across social surrounding the referendum when he announced his decision. It was 4k more mentions than Prime Minister David Cameron gained after he appeared on Sunday morning’s Andrew Marr Show looking a little worn out after a long week of negotiation.
The Economist’s infographic setting out the arguments for and against staying has been one of the most shared images on Twitter surrounding the upcoming referendum.
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 21, 2016
We also calculated the accounts garnering the most attention surrounding the referendum in the last week – follow these to keep up with the debate:
Of course, the #Brexit debate couldn’t take place without some humorous takes.
While the exhaustive talks around Britain’s future in the EU continued, the six acts that could represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest were released, perhaps leading to some confusion.
— Supermario (@EuroStability) February 21, 2016
Follow @BW_React and keep an eye on our blog for more #Brexit social data updates