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Podcast special: eve of the general election campaign + SNP spring conference

29 March 2015 15:09

The general election campaign kicks off tomorrow and Labour appears to have the ‘Big Mo’. In this View from 22 podcast special,  Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I discuss the state… Continue reading

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Stakes raised ahead of Thursday night’s debate

29 March 2015 13:00

The stakes have been raised, at least psychologically, for Thursday night’s debate. Today’s YouGov poll has Labour four points ahead, in contrast to a two point Tory lead in their… Continue reading

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YouGov/Sunday Times poll puts Labour 4 points ahead. Be afraid.

28 March 2015 22:15

Just two weeks ago, senior Conservatives were saying that ‘crossover’ had been reached: that the Tories were ahead in the polls and that the lead would slowly build. Last week, the lead… Continue reading

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David Cameron: ‘This is a high stakes, high risk election’

28 March 2015 13:50

The Tories want to frame this election as a straight choice between David Cameron and Ed Miliband. So, today Cameron delivered some of his most direct attacks on Miliband yet.… Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch calls Ed Miliband out on his debate boast

27 March 2015 14:04

Ed Miliband used last night’s election interview with Jeremy Paxman as an opportunity to blast the Murdoch press. The Labour leader told viewers that he had stood up to Rupert Murdoch, and would… Continue reading

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Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband (L) is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman of Channel 4 during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Miliband’s performance last night vindicates the Tories’ strategy of no head-to-head debates

27 March 2015 9:31

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both ‘won’ last night’s TV Q&A session. The Prime Minister put in a decent performance and came out ahead in the snap poll. But Miliband exceeded expectations, albeit… Continue reading

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Labour leader Ed Miliband and Jeremy Paxman chat during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Listen: The Spectator’s verdict on the Cameron/Miliband Q&A

27 March 2015 0:17

According to the snap polls, David Cameron was victorious in the first TV ‘debate’ — but Ed Miliband didn’t do too badly either. In this View from 22 podcast special,… Continue reading

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Kay Burley of Sky News, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Jeremy Paxman of Channel 4 pose ahead of the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Despite Cameron’s win, Labour will be happy with Ed Miliband’s Q&A performance

26 March 2015 23:48

David Cameron won tonight’s TV head to head with Ed Miliband according to an instant ICM poll. The poll for the Guardian gives the evening to Cameron 54-46. Though, it… Continue reading

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As it happened: TV Q&A with David Cameron and Ed Miliband

26 March 2015 20:50

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the Q&A session with David Cameron and Ed Miliband on Channel 4 and Sky News. We’ll be providing the latest developments and analysis on the… Continue reading

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Voters want visions, and powerful posters deliver them – not Twitter

26 March 2015 18:07

If no-one was very excited about the launch of the Lib Dem’s election poster this morning, it wasn’t just because of the rain. According to The Times, political posters are… Continue reading

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Has Ed Miliband been spending £10,000 a day on Obama debate coach?

26 March 2015 10:29

Tonight Ed Miliband and David Cameron will be interviewed by Jeremy Paxman in two separate interviews, after Cameron declined to do a head-to-head interview with the Labour leader. Now, Mr S hears… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s VAT pledge spells disaster for Labour’s new poster campaign

25 March 2015 22:26

Ed Miliband had a disastrous PMQs today after the Labour leader claimed the Tories would raise VAT, only to have David Cameron deny that he would increase the tax. Besides leaving Miliband… Continue reading

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Alex Salmond haunted proceedings today. Pictured: Alex Salmond's appearance as a ghost in Pakistani soap opera ‘The Castle’ (yes, really)

PMQs sketch: Haunted by Salmond

25 March 2015 17:19

Cameron expected to walk into a firestorm of mockery at PMQs following his retirement bombshell. Quitter. Lame duck. Get yer pipe-‘n’-slippers. But barely an audible jibe was flung from the… Continue reading

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Is it really surprising that people think Ed Miliband is more of a toff than David Cameron?

25 March 2015 15:55

The most remarkable poll of the week was the one which suggested the British public find Ed Miliband more of a toff than David Cameron. It takes something to out-toff an… Continue reading

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" it would look less like partnership and more like a Stephen King novel with Miliband tied to his parliamentary bed by the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act"

Exclusive: Alex Salmond says SNP will back Labour unconditionally

25 March 2015 13:40

“Would you like a glass of pink champagne?” asks Alex Salmond at 3.30pm, sounding very much like a man settling down for the afternoon. It’s Monday and Scotland’s former First… Continue reading

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PMQs: Miliband jumps straight into Cameron’s final trap

25 March 2015 13:29

In the final PMQs of this session, David Cameron scored his most comprehensive victory. Challenged by Ed Miliband to rule out raising VAT, Cameron got to his feet and simply… Continue reading

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The winter of Ed’s discontent

25 March 2015 13:13

Never one to miss a dig, hats off to the PM at the final PMQs of this parliament for managing to shoehorn a gag about Ed Miliband into a spurious… Continue reading

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Labour party leader Ed Miliband speaks as Prime Minister David Cameron is questioned by MPs in the House of Commons.

Today could be the last time David Cameron and Ed Miliband ever go head to head

25 March 2015 9:10

PMQs at midday today essentially marks the end of this Parliament. Although Parliament won’t formally dissolve until Monday, very little of consequence will happen in the next few days.The main topics for… Continue reading

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If it’s not ok to hound Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan, why is it ok to hound Nigel Farage?

24 March 2015 9:56

Faragephobia reached dizzy new heights on Sunday afternoon, when a bunch of thespians and circus freaks invaded Nigel Farage’s local pub and hounded him and his family out. Behaving with… Continue reading

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Which Spectator columnist thinks Sarah Vine is both ‘an idiot’ and ‘a pox’?

23 March 2015 13:25

After Sarah Vine took Ed Miliband to task in an acerbic Daily Mail column for having a bare kitchen, the wife of Michael Gove received a grilling on the BBC’s This Week from… Continue reading

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Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Speaks At The Scottish Labour conference

Ed Miliband’s brother bother is back

23 March 2015 11:44

Miliband finally got some good media coverage this weekend. Alas, it was David rather than Ed who was on the receiving end. The Labour leader’s brother was branded ‘Celebrity Big Brother’… Continue reading

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When will voters really tune into the election campaign?

22 March 2015 10:33

With just over six weeks to go to polling day, the mood of the parties is now largely determined by the opinion polls. This morning’s crop are a mixed bunch.… Continue reading

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The BBC Host The Third And Final Televised Leaders' Debate

Debate deal finally reached

21 March 2015 15:53

After months of negotiations, a final deal on debates has now been reached. There will be no head to head debate between Cameron and Miliband. Instead, there will be one… Continue reading

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Conservative Party Conference - Day 4

Why do politicians try to convince us they are normal human beings? We know they’re not

19 March 2015 11:34

I suppose we’re going to have to suffer these confections until the first week of May. But it’s beginning to get my goat. First we had Ed Miliband trying to… Continue reading

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Budget Sketch: Penny-pinchers like me can rejoice

18 March 2015 17:35

That was a motto-blaster of a budget. George Osborne deployed half a dozen chewy new Tory slogans during this afternoon’s statement. ‘Britain walking tall again. … a country built on… Continue reading

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