Ed Miliband will even bring his lectern to your back garden. Image: Getty

Why does Ed Miliband need a lectern in a back garden?

28 April 2015 18:52

Ed Miliband has clearly decided that a lectern is the way to help voters imagine him as a Prime Minister, and the Tories have clearly decided that it’s something worth… Continue reading

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Look at this cheap trick the Tories tried to play on me

30 March 2015 11:24

‘Mansion Tax Revaluation Information’, said the letter that came through my letterbox, in an envelope that screamed ‘council’ or ‘taxman’ or something alarming. The letter inside was carefully formatted to… Continue reading

Oxfam's advert, as shown on Twitter

Oxfam’s Vanity Fair

16 June 2014 11:24

Today, dozens of campaign groups rushed to defend Oxfam’s advert attacking government austerity for ‘forcing more and more people into poverty’, claiming complaints about politicisation were an attempt to ‘silence… Continue reading


Grant Shapps has built an activists’ team to fight for the Tories in Newark – and in 2015

2 June 2014 16:36

The CCHQ strategy is to never to talk about strategy, but Tory chairman Grant Shapps cannot hide his excitement on this Saturday afternoon. Just a week after the Conservative Party came… Continue reading

David Cameron with some potential Tory voters. Image: Getty

What’s good about Help to Buy? It will make young people Conservatives

30 September 2013 11:54

At a party in Bethnal Green recently I found myself at the receiving end of an impassioned lecture about government policy. My lecturer was 28-year-old Londoner Sam who works in… Continue reading

The battle for Eastleigh: not just on the ground. Photo: PA.

The Tories take tips from Obama in Eastleigh

19 February 2013 12:04

Eastleigh could be a turning point in by-election history. Not because the Tories are looking like they may well lose, as the Times (£) suggests this morning, but as the moment the party… Continue reading