Two polls put the Tories ahead while the Lib Dems hit a 25 year low

4 March 2015 9:26

Are the Conservatives beginning to pull ahead of Labour? Two polls out this week suggest this might be the case. Today’s YouGov/The Sun poll puts the Tories on 36 per… Continue reading

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Tories launch new Saatchi poster campaign

2 March 2015 18:12

You know the Conservative campaign is well underway when there’s a new Saatchi poster about. Today, Conservative HQ has released a new campaign to remind the public that Labour pose a threat… Continue reading


Immigration threatens to overshadow Tory housing week

2 March 2015 8:42

It’s supposed to be the Tory housing week, with David Cameron setting out plans to double the number of discounted starter homes to 200,000. It’s an important, salient issue to… Continue reading

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National parties no more

28 February 2015 14:10

All the election forecast models agree, the next election result is going to be remarkably tight. On these models, neither Labour nor the Tories are going to come close to… Continue reading

Arsenal's English defender Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell: It’s time to increase MPs’ salaries

28 February 2015 8:30

This week Sol Campbell was named as a bookies’ favourite to be the next Tory candidate for Kensington after Sir Malcolm Rifkind stepped down following a cash for access scandal. While Rifkind’s resignation… Continue reading

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George Osborne’s ex-dominatrix friend plans a sequel

26 February 2015 17:14

Oh dear. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is not going to be pleased. Natalie Rowe, the former dominatrix who enjoyed a friendship with George Osborne in the early nineties, is… Continue reading

Eurofighter Typhoon Launched To Replace Tornado F3s

The Tory trouble to come on defence spending

26 February 2015 11:45

There are still some unhappy mutterings about the possibility that the Tories won’t commit to spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence in the next Strategic Defence and Security… Continue reading

Anna Soubry arriving in Downing Street on reshuffle day. Picture: PA

Anna Soubry’s choice of words raises eyebrows

25 February 2015 17:06

After Inside the Commons drew to a close last night, a new row involving the House of Commons documentary developed. Reports have emerged claiming that in unused footage an MP was… Continue reading

London Mayor, Boris Johnson is shown around the Aura residential development which is under construction in the Edgware district of north London on February 20, 2015 in London, England.

The Tories need to put Boris front and centre of the campaign — the numbers prove it

25 February 2015 15:46

Have you seen Boris Johnson? The Mayor of London has been surprisingly absent from the Conservatives’ floundering campaign so far. He was not chosen to be member of the core… Continue reading

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Kirstie Allsopp comes to Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s defence

24 February 2015 12:21

Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s decision to stand down as the MP for Kensington at the next election after a ‘cash for access’ sting hasn’t pleased everyone. In fact the good people of… Continue reading

Labour Leader Ed Miliband Visits Northern Ireland

Ed Miliband attempts to build bridges with the arts world, but where will the money come from?

23 February 2015 17:36

After Labour confirmed that they would not reverse Tory art cuts, the luvvies turned on Ed. During a spending plans onslaught from the Tories earlier in the year, the party… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament

Tories and Labour to make pledges knowing they are bad policy

23 February 2015 8:12

This week, the two main parties plan to make iconic pledges that they hope will appeal to their core vote, but that are pretty poor policy. David Cameron will today… Continue reading


Al Murray tries to muster some funds for his FUKP campaign

18 February 2015 14:33

The Conservatives held a Black and White Tie Ball earlier this month to raise funds for their election campaign, while Ukip are reported to have recently taken a princely sum from Richard… Continue reading


Record employment figures create more problems for Labour

18 February 2015 13:06

Britain has reached its highest ever level of employment. According to new figures from the ONS, the employment rate has risen to 73.2 per cent — or close to 31… Continue reading

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Visits Israel And The West Bank

Tories and the Church: the 30-year war continues

18 February 2015 9:37

Here are some observations from the ‘incendiary’ letter from the House of Bishops that has upset the Tories so much. ‘Our electoral system often means that the outcomes turn on… Continue reading

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Watch: Ed Miliband mucks up his lines

16 February 2015 17:47

Ed Miliband appears to have found some safe ground for his party this week, attacking the Tories whenever he can over tax avoidance claims. If he plans to continue on this note, Mr… Continue reading

Referendum Debate Continues As Campaigns Enter Final Week

Alex Salmond: Time for American citizens to enjoy haggis

16 February 2015 15:29

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has backed Steerpike’s campaign to overturn the US haggis import ban, gleefully admitting it ‘looks like we might be getting somewhere.’ Welcoming last week’s developments,… Continue reading

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Speaks At The Scottish Labour conference

The danger for Miliband in his tax triumph

15 February 2015 12:04

Last week was Labour’s best of the campaign so far and the Tories’ worst. The row over tax avoidance and Lord Fink’s comments reinforced the damaging perception that the Tories… Continue reading

Prime Minister David Cameron attending the Lord Mayor's Banquet, at Guildhall in the City of London

David Cameron’s one law for the rich shows he doesn’t understand the British

14 February 2015 16:34

The great historian of the Soviet Union Robert Conquest’s Third Law of Politics reads: ‘The simplest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it… Continue reading


Why Boris Johnson doesn’t want a Tory leadership contest this year

13 February 2015 15:57

Even though Boris is building up support for his leadership campaign, he doesn’t want to have to stand in one this year. He needs David Cameron to remain Prime Minister… Continue reading

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Conservatives invite Dubai prisoner David Haigh to attend Tory campaign day

13 February 2015 13:20

Conservative HQ might want to think a bit more carefully in the future when it comes to the guest list for their events. Mr S only makes the suggestion after… Continue reading

Lynton Crosby

Exclusive: Tories confront Lynton Crosby over ‘barnacles’ distracting from election message

12 February 2015 16:25

Last night’s meeting of the 1922 Committee was, I hear, not a particularly well-attended affair. This is odd because the speaker was Lynton Crosby, whose confident briefings tend to cheer… Continue reading

Internet Companies Vie For Market Dominance

Podcast: why modern love is rubbish and is Ed Miliband an honourable opposition leader?

12 February 2015 8:57

In the age of Tinder and online dating, is modern love rubbish? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Melissa Kite, Cosmo Landesman and Camilla Swift discuss this week’s Spectator cover feature on why romance is being killed off by digital… Continue reading

Emily Sheffield with her sister Samantha Cameron (Photo: Getty)

Samantha Cameron’s sister in Twitter rant over Labour’s pink ‘tampon’ van

11 February 2015 18:42

While Samantha Cameron very rarely airs her political views in public, the same cannot be said for her sister. Emily Sheffield has taken to Twitter to vent about Labour’s new pink… Continue reading


Miliband’s attacks fell flat at PMQs

11 February 2015 13:48

The stage was set for Ed Miliband at PMQs today. Just before the session, The Guardian revealed the names of various Tony donors who allegedly had accounts with HSBC’s Swiss… Continue reading