If you want to know why blogs have the edge over newspapers on election night, take a look at tomorrow’s newspapers. I’ve just finished reviewing them on Sky News alongside… Continue reading
There are many in small ‘c’ conservative circles who do not yet love David Cameron—often this has more to do with them than Cameron—but no one can credibly claim that… Continue reading
A poor early result for the Tories, failing to take Worcester. The home of Worcester Woman has not yet left Labour all together, which is consolation for Gordon Brown.
Tessa Jowell, George Osborne and Charlie Kennedy just got the chance to set expectations for their respective parties on the BBC’s election special and their answers were rather revealing. Jowell… Continue reading
I’m very much inclined to believe Conservative Home’s claim that Boris has won London, but my faith has been bolstered by Nick Robinson’s latest blog post. Here’s how he starts… Continue reading
The Tories have held Tamworth, gaining one seat in the process. Expect a flurry of results around 23:30.
I have just spoken to a senior Labour staffer (not Douglas Alexander!) who tells me they are seeing the "mirror image" of what I am hearing from the Tories. That is… Continue reading
The early word isn’t good for Labour. A few outlets have called the mayoral election for Boris. And now Benedict Brogan and Sam Coates reveal some Labour insiders think the Tories… Continue reading
You can add PoliticalBetting.com and Betfair to the list of those who have called the election for Boris.
Anyone who follows ConservativeHome.com know it doesn’t take fliers. And it has just called the election for Boris. You may think: wishful thinking from those Tories. But no website is… Continue reading
Here’s what ConservativeHome have to say: "Based on a wide range of conversations we’ve had throughout the day with people in the field and with Tory and other insiders we… Continue reading
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … and polls are now closed. Exit poll data should be filtering through soon. We’ll keep you informed.
Hm, I’m not sure about this. But according to Harry’s Place, Ken may once have been a Young Conservative. Discuss…
Stay with Coffee House tonight for all the latest on the local elections. Expect frequent updates, as well as analysis from Matthew d’Ancona, Fraser Nelson, Mary Wakefield, James Forsyth and Peter… Continue reading
The Electoral Reform Society has produced an invaluable briefing on tonight’s event. Handily, it includes the times that the key results are expected to be called—remember that the counting in… Continue reading
Sebastian Faulks has named 40 books which "shaped his writing". He’s picked works by Tolstoy, Stendhal, Iris Murdoch (one of only five women — no Jane Austen), Solzhenitsyn, Colin Thubron, J.D.… Continue reading
While we wait for the local election results, I’d thoroughly recommend reading this morning’s columns by Mary Ann Sieghart, Iain Martin and Martin Bright. The three of them, brilliantly distil… Continue reading
Today, The Evening Standard formally threw its support behind Boris Johnson for Mayor. Here’s the conclusion of their very solid editorial: This paper believes that the key issues in this… Continue reading
Over at the Spectator 180th blog, we’ve just posted The Spectator’s initial reaction to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. You can check it out here. If you’ve got any requests… Continue reading
The Guardian’s G2 today informs us that Boris "despises gays, " "despises provincials" and "despises Africans." What is more, "He despises those of us who hold such judgments to be… Continue reading
Last week, The Daily Mirror reported that Alan Johnson would be made the chief whip and the government front man in a post-May day reshuffle. Now, Kevin Maguire’s New Statesman… Continue reading
When I was househunting last year, I came very close to putting in an offer for a surprisingly well-priced two bed flat. Only at the last minute did I discover… Continue reading
There have been some terrifying signs that the violence in Zimbabwe is intensifying over the last 24 hours. with tactical assaults on the few remaining commercial farms increasing in preparation… Continue reading
I’ve just returned from Israel, but the issues have followed me to London. Tomorrow the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee convenes in the capital, to discuss the Palestinian situation. Gordon Brown’s… Continue reading
We have had the debates. We have had the interviews. We have had acres of newsprint, some sensible, some way off the mark and some downright scurrilous. Can anyone doubt… Continue reading